wæl-wulf
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wæl-wulf
es; m. I. as an epithet of a warrior, a war-wolf, one who is as fierce to slay as is a wolf Wódon wælwulfas, wícinga werod, Byrht. Th. 134, 38; By. 96. II. as an epithet of a cannibal, a fierce cannibal, one who preys on the dead like the wolf Wælwulfas bánhringas ábrecan Jóhton, tólýsan líc and sáwle, and ðonne tódǽlan werum tó wiste fǽges flǽschoman, Andr. Kmbl. 297; An. 149.
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