wlite
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine, Feminine
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wlite
es; m.: wlitu, e (and? an; v. wlita, II.); f. I. aspect, countenance, looks, appearance, shape, form Wlite his vultus ejus, Ps. Spl. 10, 8. Cristes onsýn, æþelcyninges wlite, Exon. Th. 56, 27; Cri. 907: Beo. Th. 506; B. 250. Se wlite ðæs wundorlícan líchoman species corporis gloriosi, Bd. 4, 9; S. 576, 35. Ðeáh ðe him se wlite cwéme though the looks (of the sword) please him, Salm. Kmbl. 332; Sal. 165. Sceal on leóht cuman sínra weorca wlite, Exon. Th. 64, 15; Cri. 1038. Wæs gelícnes horses and monnes, hundes and fugles, and eác wífes wlite, 418, 28; Rä. 37, 12. Ðeós wlitu haec species, Ælfc. Gr. 12; Zup. 82, 11. Gilde be his (a horse's ) wlites wyrðe, L. Ath. v. 6, 1; Th. i. 232, 25. Be his (a slave's ) wlites weorðe, 2; Th. i. 234, 6. Be his wlite, L. In. 26; Th. i. 118, 20. Mid wlite and mid wæstmum fæger fair in face and form, Blickl. Homl. 113, 16. Ðeáh ðe ðú wǽre eallra monna fægrost on wlite, Bt. 32, 1; Fox 114, 27. Hí ealle tó ðæs mannes wlite gesceapene synd they are all made in his likeness, Boutr. Scrd. 19, 22. Wlit ł onsión personam, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 22, 16. Wundriaþ weras wlite and wæstma, Exon. Th. 221, 9; Ph. 332.Nǽnig mæg wlite and wísan wordum gecýþan, 491, 30; Rä. 81, 7- II. good looks, beautiful appearance, beauly, glory, ornament: — Hwæþer nú gimma wlite eówre eágan tó him getió, heora tó wundrianne? seó duguð ðæs wlites ðe on ðám gimmum bið, biþ heora, næs eówre an gemmarum fulgor oculos trahit ? si quid est in hoc splendors praecipui, gemmarum est lux illa, non hominum, Bt. 13; Fox 40, 1: Cd. Th. 239, 1 ; Dan. 364: Exon. Th. 82, 32; Cri. 1347. Fealwe blóstman wudubeáma wlite, 202, 25 ; Ph. 75. Ðínes wuldres wlite gloria tua, Ps. Th. 56, 13. Weorðlíc wlite wuldres ðínes magnificentia, 95, 6. Se wlite his andwlitan species decoris ejus, 49, 2 : Cd. Th. 278, 18 ; Sae. 223. Ǽlc wlite and ǽlc fægernes ðisse weorlde lífes. . . . Se wlite and seó fægernes ðære sáule, Blickl. Homl. 57, 28-31 : 59, 6. Priscianus se ðe ys ealre Lédensprǽce wlite geháten, Ǽlfc. Gr. 15 ; Zup. 94, 3. Wlites wealdend, Ps. Th. 67, 12. Se fulla móna wyrð wlites bereáfad, Met. 28, 42. Wlittes decoris, Rtl. 92, 10. Wlite decore, 97, 16 : stemmate, Wrt. Voc. ii. 88, 46. Ðe læs ðe hé for hire (Sarah's, v. Gen. 12, 11) wlite wurde ofslagen, Boutr. Scrd. 22, 1. Sunnan beorhtra, æþeltungla wlite, Exon. Th. 181, 4; Gú. 1288. Him mid síðedon twǽgen scinende englas mid wundorlícre wlite swá hé sylf wæs geglenged. Homl. Skt. ii. 25, 775. Heó nalles on goldes wlite and on seolfres ne scíneþ, Blickl. Homl. 197, 9: Elen. Kmbl. 2636; El. 1319: Exon. Th. 238, 24; Ph. 609. Of wlite wendaþ wæstma gecyndu, 104, 29 ; Gú. 15. Sió micle Babilon ðe ic self átimbrede mé selfum tó whte and wuldre (in gloria decoris mei), Past. 4; Swt. 39, 18: Exon. Th. 70, 18; Cri. 1140. Wlitan decore (see wlita), Hpt. Gl. 520, 22. Drihten hine mid weorðlíce wlite gegyrede Dominus decorem induit, Ps. Th. 92, 1 : Cd. Th. 3, 15; Gen. 36. Mycelne wlite (decorem), ðú ásetst ofer hine, Ps. Spl. 20, 5. Geheald ðinne wlite and ðíne fægernesse speciem tuam et pulcritudinem tuam intende, Ps. Th. 44, 5 : Hpt. Gl. 523, 60. Ðes middangeard wæs tó ðon fæger, ðæt hé teáh men tó him þurh his wlite and þurh his fægernesse, Blickl. Homl. 115, 11: Met. 7, 31: Exon. Th. 86, 10; Cri. 1406 : Cd. Th. 132, 10; Gen. 2191 : 13, 23 ; Gen. 207. Ðære rosan wlite, Bt. 9; Fox 26, 20: Met. 6, 13. Sprǽcon ymb ðæs wífes wlite monige. Cd. Th. 110, 34; Gen. 1848. Heora wlite gewemman to mar their beauty, 231, l ; Dan. 240. Gif hé hafaþ ofer ealle men wlite and wisdóm, Exon. Th. 299, 16; Crä. 103. Gǽstes wlite, 53, 11; Cri. 849: 96, 29; Cri. 1581. His weorces wlite, 97, 9; Cri. 1588. Bringaþ Drihtne wlite and áre, wuldor ðridde afferte Domino gloriam et honorem, Ps. Th. 95, 7. Gegyrede mid eallum mistlícum hrægla wlitum circumcincta varietate, 44, 15. Hé hié gegiereþ myd ðám winsumestan wlitum, and eft geungewlitegaþ, Shrn. 195, 11. [Haueden men ispeken of hire mucla fæira wlita (of hire mochele fairsipe, 2nd MS. ), Laym. 3139. Kerueð of hire neose, and heore wlite ga tó lose, 22844. Gif itt seþ þe wlite off ennglekinde, Orm. 666. Þi wlite speciem tuam, Ps. 44, 5. Ne sal þu þi wif bi hire wlite chesen, Misc. 119, 249. Min new falewidþ, and min wlite is wan, 135, 580. O schene nebschaft . . . areow þi wlite, Kath. 1452. Þe lilie mid hire faire wlite, O. and N. 439. Al his wlite wurð teres wet, Gen. and Ex. 2288. Goth. wlits face, form : O. Frs. wlite: O. Sax. wliti form, beauty: Icel. litr hue, countenance.] v. and-, mæg-, on-, wamm-wlite, neb-wlitu.
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