hreów
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hreów
adj. In Andr. Kmbl. 2233; An. 1118 the alliteration seems to require reów. In the compounds blód-, wæl-hreów the second syllable seems to be hreóh [or is it reów, or may hreów be a confusion of the two forms?], as the form hreóh does not occur independently in the sense of HRÉR-NESS. 559" title="Page b0559 - HREÓWAN — HRÉR-NESS. 559">fierce. Grein separates hreóh [hreów] under two heads with the meanings sævus, mæstus, but this seems unnecessary, as the idea of mental disturbance may be derived from that of physical disturbance in hreóh, q.v. see also hreówe. However, as Ettmüller, p. 504, observes, perhaps thee
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