wíte-hús
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wíte-hús
es; n. A house of punishment or torment, 1. a prison Wítehúsa ergastulorum, Hpt. Gl. 516, 8. 2. an amphitheatre in which the Christians were martyred Wítehúses amphitheatri, Hpt. Gl. 484, 47. On wítehúse in amphitheatrum (the passage is: In amphitheatrumWIÞ. 1247" title="Page b1247 - WÍTE-LÁC — WIÞ. 1247">sanctos ferreis collariis connexos cruentus carnifex imperat duci, Ald. 49), 489, 69. 3. hell Hé héht ðæt wítehús wræcna (the fallen angels ) bídan, Cd. 3, 21; Gen. 39 : 304, 11 ; Sat. 628. On wráþra wíc . . . , on wítehús, Exon. Th. 94, 7 ; Cri. 1536.
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