wilwan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wilwan
wilwian, wilian; p. wilwede, wilede. I. to roll (trans.) Ic áwende oððe wylewige (wylwige, v. l. ) uoluo , Ælfc. Gr. 28; Zup. 177, 9. Hé wylede ðone stán fram ðære byrgenne duru, Blickl. Homl. 157, 8. Hé wylode hine sylfne on ðam þornum and netelum, Homl. Th. ii. 156, 28. Hé hét wilian tó ðam scræfe micele weorcstánas praecepit: 'Volvite saxa ingentia ad os speluncae,' Jos. 10, 18. Hé hí swá nacode hét wylian on ðam fýre. Homl. Skt. i. 8, 170. Ia. fig. :-- Sibb áflýmð saca, anda tógædre wilaþ hí pax effugat discordias, inuidia copulat eas , Scint. II, 8. Hé hine sylfne betweox ðises andweardan middan*-*geardes (wǽlum?) weólc and welode inter fluctuantis saeculi gurgites jactaretur , Guthl. 2 ; Gdwin. 14, 14. II. to join, compound, compose Byð wylyd ealswá middangeardes boga. Lchdm. iii. 82, 18. [Welwyn or rollyn al thyngys þat may not be borne volvo, Prompt. Parv. 521. Goth. walwjan to roll (trans. ).] v. á-, be-, ge-wilwan; wealwian.
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