hwít
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hwít
Add:I. simply of colour, white Hwít byssina, Candida, Wrt. Voc. ii. 126, 32 ; bysina, 87, 55 : candens (lilium ) An. Ox. 5249. Ic gean mínon feder . . . ðes hwítan horses ðe Leófwine mé geaf, C. D. iii. 362, 18. Þá leáf beóþ hwítran, Lch. i. 278, 15. Hægl bið hwítust corna, Rún. 9. Ia. without substantive, white dress :-- Hwíte (cr adv.?) oððe beorhte bine gescrýdan alba aut splendida se uestire, Lch. iii. 198, 26. ¶ The weak form used substantively, the white (part) of an egg :-- On ánum ǽge . . . þæt hwíte ne bið gemenged tó ðám geolcan, Hml. Th. i 40, 27. Smyre mid henne ǽges þé hwítan, Lch. iii. 50, 4. Gemeng wiþ ǽges hwíte, ii. 74, 24. Nim hwíta of ǽge, iii. 96, 19. II. denoting refinement or purity in material Þonne ytst ðú azima , ys hwít hláf þǽre sífernesse, Angl. viii. 323, 18. Hwítes hláfes cruman, Lch. ii. 34, 21. Hwítes seolfres (cf. reád as an epithet of gold ), Jos. 7, 21. Dó on hwít sealt, Lch. ii. 94, 8 : 124, 10. II a. denoting spiritual purity :--- III. as an epithet of the Sunday on which white garments were worn On Hwítan Sunnandæg, Chr. 1067; P. 202; 30. IV. in personal names Hwíta, Hwítæ (-e), Txts. 632. Bráda hátte wæs gebúr tó Hǽðfelda, and Hwíte hátte ðæs Brádan wíf . . . , seó Hwíte wæs Wynburge þridde módor, C. D. vi. 212, 15-18. Cf. Hwíting, ii. 3, 30. V. the word also occurs in many local names, v. C. D. vi. 305. v. meolc-hwít, mére-hwít, þurh-hwít.
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