ge-wyrce
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-wyrce
es; n. I. work, forming, v. ge-wyrcan; II. I. ¶ Gewyrce plastica (in rerum visibilium plastica , Ald. 75, 34), Wrt. Voc. ii. 87, 35. II. what is got by work, profit, perquisite, v. ge-wyrcan; XII. Ǽhteswán gebyreð stífearh, and his gewirce ðonne hé spic behworfen hæfð, Ll. Th. i. 436, 23. Gýme swán hé æfter sticunge his slyhtswýn wel behweorfe, sæncge; ðonne bið hé ful wel gewyrces wyrðe, 17. [The nature of the perquisite may be illustrated from later documents. The swineherd of Glastonbury Abbey received as perquisite one sucking-pig a year, the entrails of the best pig, and the tails of all the others which were slaughtered in the Abbey, v. Andrews's Old English Manor. p. 211 note.] [Goth. ga-waurki negotium; quaestus, lucrum : O. H. Ger. ge-wurchi operatio, textus: cf. Icel. yrki work: O. Sax. gi-wirki.]
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