wrixl
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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wrixl
e ; f. I. change, alteration, vicissitude Ðæt is wræclíc wrixl in wera lífe, ðætte moncynnes Scyppend onféng æt fǽmnan flǽsc, and sió weres friga wiht ne cúþe, Exon. Th. 26, 12; Cri. 416. God, ðú ðe gimetgaþ giscæfta wrixla (rerum vices), Rtl. 164, 12. II. where there is alternation, alternation, exchange Mid ðý hí ðysse ungesǽligan wrixle (hac infelici vicissitudine, i. e. the passing from heat to cold and vice versa) ðrǽste wǽron. Bd. 5, 12 ; S. 628, 2. III. where there is reciprocal action, interchange Ðǽr wæs heard plega, wælgára wrixl, Cd. Th. 120, 5 ; Gen. 1990. IV. where one thing takes the place of another, place, stead Ðonne sculon hié gadrian óðer ierfe on ðæs wrixle (wriexle, Hatt. MS. ) ðe hé ǽr sealdon, Past. 45 ; Swt. 340, 18. Hæfdon hí mid him gehálgode tabulan on wígbedes wrixle habentes secum tabulam altaris vice dedicatam, Bd. 5, 10; S. 624, 34. V. a loan: — Borge odde wrixle mutuo, Wrt. Voc. ii. 56, 5. Wrixle mutuum (Lk. 6, 34), 74, 43. VI. what is given in return, return, requital Hé forgeald wyrsan wrixle wælhlem ðone ; . . . hé him on heáfde helm gescær, Beo. Th. 5930; B. 2969. v. ge-wrixl.
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