wacen
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wacen
(-an, -on, -un), e; f. I. wakefulness, sleeplessness Ðone intingan ðínre unrótnisse and ðínre wacone (wæcene, Bd. M. 128, 23) tuae moestitiae et insomniorum causam, Bd. 2, 12; S. 513, 41 II. a watch, vigil 'Wel ðú dést ðæt ðú nalæs ðé slǽpe forgeáfe, ac má woldest wæccan (weacenum, Bd. M. 354, 7) and gebedum ætfeolan.' Cwæþ hé: 'Ic wát ðæt mé ðæs is micel ðearf, ðæt ic hálwendum weacenum ætfeole,' Bd. 4, 25; S. 601, 1-3. III. a watch, a division of the night Ðiú feórða waccen (feórþe ðære wacone, Rush.) quarta vigilia, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 14, 25. Ymb ða feárða wacune (wacan, Lind.) circa quartam uigiliam, Mk. Skt. Rush. 6, 48. On ða æfterra wacone (waccane, Lind.) in secunda uigilia, Lk. Skt. Rush. 12, 38. IV. a watch, guard Haldende wacone (wacana, Lind.) næhtes custodientes uigilias noctis, 2, 8. V. a rousing, an incitement Wacana mægna incitamenta virtutum, Rtl. 63, 36. v. on-wacan; f.; wæcen.
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