wer-lád
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wer-lád
e; f. A 'lád' (q. v.) in which the number of those who supported the accused by their oaths is determined by the 'wer' of the accused. [See passages under wer, IV, wer-gild, III, and L. H. I. 64, 4; Th. i. 566, 18: Si quis de homicidio accusetur, et idem se purgare velit, secundum natale suum perneget, quod est werelada.] Búton hé geládige hine mid werláde, L. C. S. 39; Th. i. 400, 1. ¶ the equivalent Latin forms werelada negare or pernegare occur several times in L. H. I.; see 12, 3; Th. i. 523, 7: 66, 1; Th. i. 569, 4: 74, 1; Th. i. 578, 22: 92, 14; Th. i. 604, 14. Other instances of the Latinized form werelada are :-- Werelada fiat, 85, 4; Th. i. 592, 17: 88, 9; Th. i. 595, 35. Triplicem wereladam habere, 64, 1; Th. i. 566, 3.
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