hwít
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hwít
es; n. I. whiteness Hwít ásolað nitor squalescit , Angl. i. 285, § 2 : ii. 374, 3. II. something white, the white of an egg. Cf. hwít; I.Mid ǽges þý hwíte. Lch. ii. 82, 9. Dó ǽges hwít tó, 342, 18. Nim ǽgra hwít, iii. 134, 10. III. certain kinds of food, cheese, eggs, butter, fish, allowed at times when flesh was forbidden Fæste ǽlce dæge on his lengtene tó nónes and forgang hwít (abstine te ab albo ), Ll. Th. ii. 132, 5. Fæst ǽlc dæge tó nónes and tó ánes métes búton sunnandæg, and forgá hwít, Wlfst. 289, 25. Cf. Ðá ðé on þás hálgan tíde magon cýse and ǽgra and fisc forgán, swíþe heálic fæsten bið, Ll. Th. ii. 438, II. Gif hit festendæg sié selle mon uuége cǽsa and fisces and butran and ægera ðæt mon begeotan mæge, C. D. i. 293, 10. v. searu-hwít.
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