weall-fæsten
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
weall-fæsten
weall-fæstenn, es; n. I. a walled stronghold, a fortress Ða gesceádaþ ðæt land westan and eástan óð ðæt weallfæsten, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. ii. 86, 27. Hé ongan ceastre timbran, ðæt wæs weallfæstenna ǽrest, Cd. Th. 64, 31; Gen. 1058. II. a wall for defence, a bulwark Forhwan ðú tówurpe weallfæsten his ? quid deposuisti maceriam ejus? Ps. Th. 79, 12. Wicon weallfæsten, wǽgas burston, Cd. Th. 208, 14; Exod. 483. Wyrceþ wæter wealfæsten (erat aqua quasi murus a dextra eorum et laeva, Ex. 14, 22), 195, 27; Exod. 283.
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