eald-wita
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
eald-wita
an; m. [eald old, wita one who knows] One old or eminent in knowledge, a priest; þresby̆ter Presbiter is mæsse-preóst oððe eald-wita; ná ðæt ǽlc eald sý, ac ðæt he eald sý on wísdóme presbyter is the mass-priest or one eminent in knowledge; not that every one is old, but that he is old in wisdom, L. Ælf. C. 17; Th. ii. 348, 20: Bd. 2, 16; S. 519, 29.
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