wád
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wád
es; n. Woad, a plant much used for dyeing, which circumstance may account for the appearance of the word as a gloss to some of the following Latin words Ðis wád hic sandyx, Ælfc. Gr. 9, 69; Zup. 72, 14. Wyrt oððe wád sandix (the passage to which this gloss belongs is Vergil Eclogae, iv. 45, quoted by Aldhelm), Wrt. Voc. ii. 87, 33. Wád sandix, i. 32, 6: 68, 70: 79, 42. Waad fucus, 32, 7. Dolhsealf. Genim wádes croppan, Lchdm. ii. 94, 11. Of wáde ł hǽwenre deáge ex hyacintho (cf. wáde iacincto, Anglia xiii. 29, 52. Cf. O. H. Ger. wenín iacinctus ), Hpt. Gl. 431, 26. Wið bryne, wád wyl on buteran, smire mid, Lchdm. ii. 132, 1, and see i. 174, 1-5. Man mæg on hærfeste wád spittan, Anglia ix. 261, 16. ¶ the growth of woad seems marked by the occurrence of the word in such forms as wád-beorh, wád-denu, wád-lond in charters :-- Of ðære díc on wádbeorgas; of wádbeorgan, Cod. Dip, Kmbl., iii. 77, 15. Æt wádbeorhe, 82, 29. On wádbeorh; of wádbeorhge, 232, 36. On wáddene; andlong wáddene, vi. 137, 12. Ðæt wádlond, iii. 390, 17: 381, 5. [O. Frs. wéd: O. H. Ger. weit sandix.]
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