wítnere
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wítnere
es; m. A punisher, tormentor Wítnere lictor, Wrt. Voc. ii. 52, 59. Se déma betǽcð ða unrihtwísan ðam unmildheortan wítnere, and se wítnere hí gebrincð on cwearterne, Homl. Ass. 8, 205. Ðonne beóð ða hire (the soul's ) wítneras, ða ðe hí tó ðám leahtrum forspeónon, Homl. Th. i. 410, 31. Se hláford sealde hyne ðam wítnerum (tortoribus ), Mt. Kmbl. 18, 34. Se heretoga cwæþ: 'Gé beóð gewítnode' . . . Ðá swór se déma, ðæt hí þurh drýcræfte ða stánas áwendon tó heora wítnerum, Homl. Skt. i. 11, 110. [O. L. Ger. wítneri tortor: O. H. Ger. wízinári ultor, tortor, lictor.]
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