wulf
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wulf
es; m. I. a wolf Wulf lupus, Wrt. Voc. ii. 113, 32 : i. 77, 77 : licos, 22, 61 : lupa, ii. 51, 29. Hwonne of heortan hunger oððe wulf sáwle and sorge somed ábregde, Cd. Th. 137, 20; Gen. 2276. Wulf sceal on bearowe, Menol. Fox 496; Gn. C. 18. Sceal hine wulf etan, hár hǽðstapa, Exon. Th. 328, 5; Vy. 12. Se hára wulf, 291, 15; Wand. 82. Wulfes gehléþan, 499, 30; Rä. 88, 23. Reáfiende wulfas, Mt. Kmbl. 7, 15. Ic (the shepherd ) stande ofer míne sceáp mid hundum ðe læs wulfas forswelgen hig, Coll. Monast. Th. 20, 15. Wulfa geþot ululatus, Wrt. Voc. i. 287, 24. Sume wurdon tó wulfan; ða ðuton ðonne hí spræcan sceoldon, Bt. 38, 1; Fox 194, 36 : Met. 26, 79. Swá sceáp gemang wulfas, Mt. Kmbl. 10, 16. Wineleás, wonsǽlig mon genimeþ wulfas tó geféran, Exon. Th. 342, 25; Gn. Ex. 147. ¶ inn wæl wépeþ wulf se grǽga, morþorcwealm mæcga, ac hit á máre wille, Exon. Th. 343, 3; Gn. Ex. 151. Ðæs se hlanca gefeah wulf in walde, Judth. Thw. 24, 25; Jud. 206. Ðæt grǽge deór, wulf on wealde, Chr. 937; Erl. 115, 14. Fyrdleóð ágól wulf on walde, Elen. Kmbl. 55; El. 28. Wulf sang áhóf, holtes gehléða, 224; El. 112. Wulfas sungon atol ǽfenleóð ǽtes on wénan, Cd. Th. 188, 7; Exod. 164. Se mǽsta dǽl ðæs heriges læg, hilde gesǽged, wulfum tó willan, Judth. Thw. 25, 36; Jud. 296. ¶ an early admiration for the wolf seems shewn by the frequency of wulf in proper names; see e. g. Txts. 554 sqq. ; and its presence in early England is marked by the numerous place-names; see e. g. Cod. Dip. Kmbl. vi. Index. I a. in the phrase wulfes heáfod (v. wulfheáfod-treów), used in reference to outlaws :-- Si postea repertus fuerit et teneri possit, vivus regi reddatur, vel caput ipsius, si se defenderit; lupinum enim caput geret a die utlagacionis sue, quod ab Anglis uuluesheued nominatur. Et hec sententia communis est de omnibus utlagis, L. Ed. C. 6; Th. i. 445. 4. [Gamelyn woluesheed was cryed and maad, Gam. 700. Cf. wearg, and see Grmm. R. A. 734.] II. applied to a cruel person Se biscop cwæþ tó ðæm hǽþnan kásere : 'Ne gang ðú ná on Godes hús; ðú hafast besmitene handa, and ðú eart deófles wulf,' Shrn. 58, 9. Se áwyrgda wulf (the devil ), Exon. Th. 16, 21; Cri. 256. [Goth. wulfs : O. Sax. wulf : O. H. Ger. wolf : Icel. ulfr.] v. heoru-, here-, hilde-, wæl-wulf; wylf, wylfen[n].
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