wefan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wefan
p. wæf, pl. wǽfon; pp. wefen. I. to weave a web Ic wefe texo, Wrt. Voc. i. 59, 47. Ðú wyfst and wǽda tylast, Homl. Th. i. 488, 25. Ðín wyln wefð tui ancilla texit, Ælfc. Gr. 15 ; Zup. 104, 13. Webbu swá hwylc swá wyfð, Lchdm. iii. 210, 28. Hí smalo hrægel wefaþ and wyrceaþ texendis subtilioribus indumentis operam dant, Bd. 4, 25 ; S. 601, 16. Ða of ðæs treówes leáfum and of his flýse spunnon and swá eác tó godewebbe wǽfon and worhtan gens foliis arborum ex siluestri uellere uestes detexunt, Nar. 6, 19. Ðá onféng Maria hwít godweb tó wefanne . . . Ðá sprǽcon hí: 'þú eart úre gingast, ðe miht wefan ðæt hwíte gode*-*web,' Homl. Ass. 132, 550. Wefen wæs ordiretur (colobium de stuppae stamine, Ald. 51), Wrt. Voc. ii. 83, 18. From ðæm weofendan a texente, Ps. Surt. ii. p. 184, 34. Fram wefendum wífe, Cant. Ez. 12. II. in a more general sense, lit. or fig. to weave, construct, put together, arrange, plan, contrive Swá ðæt wuldor wifeþ, Exon. Th. 493, 8 ; Rä. 81, 27. Ðus ic fród wordcræft wæf and wundrum læs, Elen. Kmbl. 2473 ; El. 1238. Ic wef intexui (funibus lectulum meum, Prov. 7, 16), Kent. Gl. 199. Wefan contexere (coronam ), Hpt. Gl. 439, 68. Wefan texuisse (oraculorum seriem), 442, 39. Ðæs engles mód ðe ðone unrǽd ongan ǽrest fremman, wefan and weccean, Cd. Th. 3, 5 ; Gen. 31. Ðonne seó þrág cymeþ wefen wyrdstafum, Exon. Th. 183, 10; Gú. 1325. [O. H. Ger. weban : Icel. vefa. Cf. Goth. bi-waibjan to wind about.] v. á-, be-, ge-wefan; þyn-wefen.
This is a supplementary entry with editorial changes to an entry in the main volume of the dictionary. Look under the 'Possibly connected entries' below, or for the same headword in the list to the left.

A Combined List of Abbreviations.

Abbreviation not recognized. See:

A Combined List of Abbreviations.