wæter-þísa
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wæter-þísa
(?), an; m. A water-rusher, what rushes through the water, applied to a ship and to the whale Hé wǽghengest wræc, wæterþísa (-þiswa, MS., but the w is marked for erasure ) fór snel, Exon. Th. 182, 1; Gú. 1303. Hé (the whale ) hafaþ óþre gecynd, wæterþísa wlonc, 363, 7; Wal. 50. [Cf. Icel. þeysa to rush, storm; þeysir a rusher, stormer.] Cf. mere-þyssa.
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