wæfre
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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wæfre
adj. I. flickering, wavering, quivering Wylm ðæs wæfran líges (cf. Icel. vafr-logi), Cd. Th. 231, 2; Dan. 241. II. fig. wavering, languishing Him wæs geómor sefa, wæfre and wælfús, Beo. Th. 4831; B. 2420. Hé ne meahte wæfre mód forhabban in hreþre, 2305; B. 1150. III. active, nimble (? cf, the force of the old adjective quiver) Wearð him tó handbanan wælgæst wæfre, Beo. Th. 2666; B. 1331. [Cf. Uten uorsien þisne midelard and his wouernesse (instability?), Anglia i. 31, 18. M. H. Ger. waberén vacillare: Icel. vafra to hover about.] v. wafian.
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