mægden-ǽw
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
mægden-ǽw
e; f. Marriage with a virgin Ðæt biþ rihtlíc líf ðæt cniht þurhwunige on his cnihtháde óþ ðæt hé on rihtre mǽdenǽwe gewífige and hæbbe ða syððan and nǽnige óðre ða hwíle ðe seó libbe that is right life, that a young man remain a bachelor until in lawful matrimony he take a maiden to wife, and let him have her afterwards and no other while she lives, L. I. P. 22; Th. i. 332, 29.
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