wǽdlung
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wǽdlung
e; f. I. poverty, indigence, want Ðár is geómerung and wǽdluncg, Wulfst. 114, 27. Hine (Lazarus) geswencte seó wǽdlung, and áfeormode; ðone óðerne (Dives ) gewelgode his genihtsumnys, and bepǽhte, Homl. Th. i. 332, 9. Of wǽdlunga de inopia, Ps. Spl. 106, 41. On wǽdlunga in mendicitate, 106, 10. Þearfan hé lǽrde ðæt hí on lífes wǽdlunge geðyldige beón, Homl. Th. ii. 328, 15. Ne ðú ne wén ná ðæt ic áht underfénge for ǽnegum welan, ac symle on wǽdlunge lyfde, Homl. Skt. ii. 23 b, 341. II. begging Hé ða wanspédigan cristenan ne geðafode ðæt hí openre wǽdlunge underðeódde, ac hé gemanode ða rícan ðæt hí ðæra cristenra wǽdlunge mid heora spédum gefréfrodon he would not allow the destitute Christians to be subject to public begging, but admonished the rich to succour with their wealth the poverty of the Christians, Homl. Th. i. 558, 26.
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