wíte-þeów
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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wíte-þeów
adj. In slavery as a consequence of crime Be wíteðeówes monnes slege. Gif wíteþeów Englisc mon hine forstalie, hó hine mon, L. In. 24; Th. i. 118, 6. Gif ðǽr hwylc wíteðeów man sý ðe hió geðeówede, hió gelýfð tó hyre bearnon ðæt hí hine willon lýhtan for hyre sáulle, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. vi. 132, 8. Wíteþeówne monnan Wyliscne mon sceal bedrífan be twelf hídum tó swingum, L. In. 54; Th. i. 138, 3. Ic wullan ðæt man gefreógen ǽlcne wíteðeówne man on ǽlcum ðæra landæ ðæ ic mínon freóndon bæcwedden hæbbæ, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 128, 10. Ðæt man freóge on ǽlcum túnæ ǽlcne wítæþæównæ mann ðæ undær hiræ geðeówuð wæs, 360, 6. Ðis is Ælfsiges biscopes cwide. Ðæt is ǽrest, ðæt ic wille ðæt man gefreóge ǽlcne wíteþeówne mannan ðe on ðam biscopríce sié for hine and for his cynehláford, Cod. Dip. B. ii. 329, 17 : L. Ath. i. proem.; Th. i. 198, 9. Wéron ðǽr þreó wíteþeówe men and þreó þeówberde, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. v. 152, 8. Be wíteðeówum mannum, L. In. 48; Th. i. 132, 6. Cf. wíte-fæst, and see Kemble's Saxons in England, i. 200, Grmm. R. A. 328.
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