wirgþu
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wirgþu
(-o); indecl.: wirgþ, e; f. I. condemnation, curse, punishment Gé wergdon ðane ðe eów of wergðe lýsan þóhte . . . eów seó wergðu for ðan sceððeþ scyldfullum, Elen. Kmbl. 588-619; El. 294-310. Wergðu dreógan to be damned, 422; El. 211: 1901; El. 952. Werhðo dreógan, Beo. Th. 1182; B. 589. Hý grim helle fýr, gearo tó wíte, seóð, on ðam hí áwo sculon wærgðu dreógan, Exon. Th. 78, 11; Cri. 1272. Wergðu wyrcean to afflict, hurt, Ps. Th. 108, 17. Ne sceolon gé on míne wítegan wergðe settan in prophetis meis nolite malignari, 104, 13. Ic hine wergðo on míne sette my curse shall be upon him, Cd. Th. 105, 19; Gen. 1755. Is Euan scyld eal forpynded, wærgða áworpen, Exon. Th. 7, 8; Cri. 98. II. evil, wickedness Ðé firina gehwylc feor ábúgeþ, wærgðo and gewinnes, Exon. Th. 4, 23; Cri. 57. III. cursing; maledictio Hé hine gegyrede mid wyrgðu induit se maledictionem, Ps. Th. 108, 18. [Goth. wargiþa condemnation.]
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