wela
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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wela
weola, weala, an; m. I. wealth, riches Wela, hord, feoh gazofilacium, Wrt. Voc. ii. 74, 24. Wuldur and wela gloria et divitiae, Ps. Th. 111, 3. Geðenc nú hwæt ðínes ágnes seó ealra ðissa woruldǽhta and welena . . . hwæt hæfst ðú . . . æt ðám welum ? Sege mé nú hwæþer se ðín wela (divitiae ) ðínes þances swá deóre seó . . . ða welan beóþ leóftǽlran ðonne ðonne hié mon selþ, ðonne hié beón ðonne hí mon hesly . . . Gif nú eall ðises middaneardes wela cóme tó ánum men, hú ne wǽron ealle óþre men wǽdlan ? Genóh sweotol ðæt is, ðætte gód hlísa biþ betera ðonne ǽnig wela, Bt. 13; Fox 38, 1-24. Ǽlc sóþ wela opes, 7, 3; Fox 20, 16. Ðæt unmǽte gestreón goldes and seolfres, oþþe eal se wela, Blickl. Homl. 99, 29. Eal eorþan wela, 51, 30. Wala divitiae, Rtl. 81, 18. Welan patrimonii, welan, spédignesse opulentia, Hpt. Gl. 491, 7-9. Ne biddan wé úrne Drihten ðyses lǽnan welan, ne ðyssa eorþlícra geofa, Blickl. Homl. 21, 11. Of ðisse worulde welan (wælom, Lind.) de mamona, Lk. Skt. 16, 9. Úre ieldran begeáton welan, and ús lǽfdon, Past. pref.; Swt. 5, 15. Se man áhte mycelne welan, Blickl. Homl. 197, 30. Æhte síne, beágas and botlgestreón, welan, wunden gold, Cd. Th. 116, 4; Gen. 1931: Exon. Th. 331, 1; Vy. 61: Andr. Kmbl. 603; An. 302. Welan bryttian, Cd. Th. 131, 19; Gen. 2178. Weolan, Chr. 1065; Erl. 197, 26: Ps. Th. 16, 9. Gif ðæt ðíne ágne welan wǽron, Bt. 7, 3; Fox 20, 18: Blickl. Homl. 53, 21: 99, 24: 113, 25. Wealan (weolan, Surt.) divitiae, Ps. Th. 61, 11. Ǽgðer ge ðínra welona ge ðínes weorþscipes opum dignitatumque, Bt. 7, 3; Fox 20, 4. Ðæra wlenca ł walana (weolan, Rush.) divitiarum, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 13, 22; Walana ł weala (willana, Rush.), Mk. Skt. Lind. 4, 19. Wiþsacaþ ðám leásum welum . . . and ðám unálýfdum gestreónum, Blickl. Homl. 53, 23. Hé weorþode his deórlingas mid miclum welum, Bt. 28; Fox 100, 29: Andr. Kmbl. 1509; An. 756. Weolum divitiis, Nar. 4, 7: Bd. 4, 11; S. 579, 8. Welum (walum, Lind.), Lk. Skt. 8, 14. Ða welan dǽlan earmum monnum, Blickl. Homl. 49, 32. I a. abundance, wealth :-- Hærfest cymþ, wæstmum hladen, wela byð geyped, Menol. Fox 282; Men. 142. Welan neótan, londes frætwa, Exon. Th. 208, 2; Ph. 149. Mid wuldres welan cum gloria, Ps. Th. 72, 19. Mid welan bewunden, Cd. Th. 27, 19; Gen. 420: 42, 2; Gen. 668. Beóð ðínes wífes welan gelíce swá on wín*-*gearde weaxen berigean uxor tua sicut vitis abundans, Ps. Th. 127, 3. Búwa eorðan and féd ðé on hyre welum (weolum, Surt.) inhabita terram, et pasceris in divitiis ejus, 36, 3. II. weal, prosperity, happy estate Bið him se wela onwended, and wyrð him wíte gegearwod, Cd. Th. 28, 5; Gen. 431. Wæs him beorht wela, þenden ðæt folc mid him hiera fæder wǽre healdan woldon, 216, 20; Dan. 9: 96, 32; Gen. 1603. Dó hiá ondueardlíc gefeáiga uale fac eos praesenti gaudere prosperitate, Rtl. 70, 1. Onceósan gódes and yfeles, welan and wáwan, Cd. Th. 30, 12; Gen; 466. Hí móton him ðone welan ágan ðe wé on heofonríce habban sceoldon, ríce mid rihte, 27, 24; Gen. 422. Hé þeóda gehwam heofonríce forgeaf, wídbrádne welan, 40, 22; Gen. 643. God sealde welan swá wíte, swá hé wolde sylf, 256, 23; Dan. 645: Exon. Th. 85, 9; Cri. 1385. [O. E. Homl. Laym. O. and N. wele, weole: A. R. weole: Gen. and Ex. wale: Pr. C. Chauc. Piers P. Gow. wele: O. Sax. welo: O. H. Ger. wela, wola, wolo riches, prosperity.] v. ǽht-, ǽr-, ǽt-, ár-, blǽd-, bold-, botl-, burg-, eád-, eorþ-, fóddur-, fold-, grund-, hord-, land-, líf-, máðum-, náwiht-, weoruld-wela.
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