wirn
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wirn
e; f. A hindrance, obstacle, difficulty Gif hé geðyldelíce forbyrð ǽgðer ge hosp ge edwít, and on ðære wirne þeáh þurhwunaþ and eádmódlíce bitt, ðæt him man infæres tíðige, sý hé underfangen si veniens perseveraverit pulsans, et inlatas sibi injurias et difficultatem ingressus visus fuerit patienter portare et persistere petitioni sue, annuatur ei ingressus, R. Ben. 96, 7. Færð ðæt fýr ofer eall . . . ne nán man næfð ðæra mihta, ðæt ðǽr ǽnige wyrne dó the fire will go everywhere . . . and no one will be able to hinder it, Wulfst. 138, 7. v. wearn, wirnan.
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