wír
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wír
es; m. Wire, metal thread; often used apparently in ornamental work, so, an ornament made of wire. Cf. Icel. víra-virki filigree work Beorht seomað (-ad, MS.) wír ymb ðone wælgim, Exon. Th. 400, 20; Rä. 21, 4. Hæleð gierede mec (a book ) mid golde, for ðon mé glíwedon wrǽtlíc weorc smiþa wíre bifongen, 408, 19; Rä. 27, 14. Wíre geweorþad, 484, 9; Rä. 70, 5. Eorðsele wæs innan full wrǽtta and wíra (ornaments made of gold or silver wire ), weard unhióre goldmáðmas heóld, Bec. Th. 4817; B. 2413. Næbbe ic fǽted gold, . . . ne wíra gespann, landes ne locenra beága, Andr. Kmbl. 604; An. 302: Elen. Kmbl. 2267; El. 1135. Wírum gewlenced, 2525; El. 1264: Exon. Th. 402, 19; Rä. 21, 32. Ic eom fægerre frætwum goldes, þeáh hit mon áwerge wírum útan, 424, 31; Rä. 41, 47. Wírum bewunden, Beo. Th. 2066; B. 1031. Hygeróf gebond weallwalan wírum wundrum tógædre, Exon. Th. 477, 7; Ruin. 21. [Gold wir, Laym. 7048. Fetislich hir fyngres were fretted with golde wyre, Piers P. 2, 11. Icel. vírr.]
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