wæl-gífre
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wæl-gífre
adj. I. eager to slay, a. of persons Ðá com hæleða þreát (those who wished to kill St. Andrew ) wadan wælgífre, Andr. Kmbl. 2543; An. 1273. Deáð, wiga wælgífre, Exon. Th. 231, 8; Ph. 486: 162, 7; Gú. 972. b. of things Wǽpen wælgífru, Exon. Th. 292, 16; Wand. 100. II. eager to prey on the dead Se grǽga mǽw wælgífre wand. Andr. Kmbl. 743; An. 372. Se wanna hrefn, wælgífre fugel, Judth. Thw. 24, 25; Jud. 207. Wulfum tó willan, and eác wælgíftum fuglum tó frófre, 25, 37; Jud. 296. v. wæl-grǽdig.
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