wit-word
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wit-word
es; n. A statement which bears witness to anything, testament, covenant Witword and gewitnes, ðæt ðæt stande ðæt hit nán man ne áwende, L. Eth. iii. 3; Th. i. 294, 1. Wé willaþ ðæt . . . witword and getrýwe gewitnes . . . fæste stande, L. N. P. L. 67; Th. ii. 302, 5. Ofer ðǽm landum ðe Ealdréd ærcebiscop hæfð siðþan begitan on witword oððe on caupland (by testament or purchase? ), Chart. Th. 439, 4. [His witeword testamentum ejus, Ps. 24, 14. Alle þat felle to me . . . of my lordes witeword, witnes þerof haf I, R. Brun. 152, 9. Fulfille I salle in dede þe kynges witworde, 153, 2. Cf. Swed. wits-ord witness, testimony. Icel. vit-orð knowledge.]
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