wæd
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wæd
es; n. A ford, shallow water, water that may be traversed (cf. wadan, and the forms wade, wath in place-names, e.g. Biggles-wade, Longwathby); poet, a body of water, sea Bí wædes ófre, Exon. Th. 360, 22; Wal. 9. Wyllelm king lǽdde scypferde and landfyrde tó Scotlande ... him sylf mid his landfyrde férde inn ofer ðæt wæð (æt ðam gewæde, MS. E. Cf. wath a ford, Jamieson's Dict.), Chr. 1073; Erl. 211, 25. Wit on sǽ wǽron, óþ ðæt unc flód tódráf, wado weallende, Beo. Th. 1096; B. 546: 1166; B. 581. Sǽholm oncneów ðæt ðú gife hæfdes ... wædu swæðorodon, Andr. Kmbl. 1066; An. 533. Wé on sǽbáte ofer waruðgewinn wada cunnedon faroðrídende, 878; An. 439: Beo. Th. 1021; B. 508. Ðonne ic (a swan) wado dréfe when I trouble the waters (i.e. swim), Exon. Th. 389, 24; Rä. 8, 2. [A wathe vadum, flustrum, Cath. Angl. 410, and note: O. H. Ger. wat, furt vadum: Icel. vað a ford.] v. ge- (geuueada vada brevia, Wrt. Voc. ii. 123, 17), mearc-, seolh-wæd.
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