ǽwe
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ǽwe
f. n. (? v. Hml. Th. ii. 322, 33 infra.) A married woman; in pl. married people Gif hé cyfesan hæbbe and náne rihtǽwe . . . beó hit cyfes beó hit ǽwe (uxor ), Ll. Th. ii. 186, 2-5: 270, 6. Ciric is sácerdes ǽwe; náh hé mid rihte ǽnige óþre, 334, 24: 340, 5. Oð þæt hé on rihtre ǽwe gewífige, and hæbbe þá syþþan and náne óþre þá hwíle þe seó libbe, Wlfst. 304, 21. Úre Drihten forbeád twǽmincge betwux twám ǽwum ðus; ' Swá hwá swá his ǽwe forlǽt and óðer genimð. Hml. Th. 323, 31-3. Hé gehǽlde sum wíf, ánes ealdormannes ǽwe, 150, 3. Forlicgan wið óðres ǽwe oþþe wið gehádode, Ll. Th. i. 404, 22. Be ðám men þe his ǽwe (uxorem) forlǽt and be þám wífe (muliere ) þe hire wer forlǽt, ii. 180, 13, 15. Healde gehwá his ǽwe þá hwíle þe heó libbe, 300, 26. v. riht-ǽwe.
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