Wéland
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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Wéland
es; m. A character in old Teutonic legends celebrated for his skill as a smith. Allusion to him is found in Middle English poetry: 'My sword . . . thorrow Velond wroght yt wase,' Torrent of Portugal, ed. Halliwell, l. 428 (v. preface, pp. vii sqq.), and a trace of the legend is preserved in the name Wayland Smith's Cave, in Berkshire (v. infra). Perhaps, too, the same may be said of the river-name Welland (but see Weolud), which occurs in Latin charters as aqua de Uueeland, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. i. 78, 10, aqua de Uueland, 304, 6: ii. pp. 90, 281, 416 Wéland him wræces cunnade, earfoþa dreág, Exon. Th. 377, 9; Deór. 1. Wélandes geworc ne geswíceþ monna ǽnigum, Wald. 2; Vald. 1, 2. Wélandes bearn, 74; Vald, 2, 9. Beaduscrúda betst, Wélandes geweorc, Beo. Th. 914; B. 455. Hwǽr sint nú ðæs foremǽran and ðæs wísan goldsmiðes bán Wélondes ubi nunc fidelis ossa Fabricii (cf. faber) jacent? Bt. 19; Fox 70, 1. Wélandes, Met. 10, 33, 35, 42. ¶ in local names of England :-- Ðis sint ðæs landes gemǽre æt Cumtúne (Compton Beauchamp, Berkshire ) . . . hit cymð on ðæt wíde geat be eástan Wélandes smiððan, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. v. 332, 23. Andlang strǽte on Wélandes stocc (boundaries of land at Princes Risborough, Bucks ), Cod. Dip. B. ii. 259, 13. [O. H. Ger. Wielant, Wiolant: Icel. Völundr.] v. Kemble's Saxons in England, i. 420 sqq.; Stephens' King Waldere's Lay, pp. 35 sqq.; Grmm. D. M. 350.
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