wyrm-geard
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wyrm-geard
es; m. An enclosure full of snakes Wyrmgeardas, atol deór monig,... blace nædran, Salm. Kmbl. 940; Sal. 469. [Icel. ormgarðr. Cf. in the story of Gunnar's fate in Atla kviða: Nú es sá ormgarðr yðr um folginn, v. 68: í garð þann es skriðinn vas innan ormom, 121. See, too, the stories of the deaths of Ragnar Lodbrog and Roderick, the last Gothic king of Spain.] v. wyrm-sele.
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