wer-þeód
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wer-þeód
e; f. I. a people, nation; pl. nations, men Wé ðé freóndlíce on ðisse werþeóde wíc getǽhton, Cd. Th. 162, 26; Gen. 2687: Elen. Kmbl. 1283; El. 643. On ðære werþeóde, Andr. Kmbl. 273; An. 137. Ðú ðás werðeóde gesóhtest, Cd. Th. 149, 21; Gen. 2478: 171, 2; Gen. 2822. In ðære folcsceare geond ða werþeóde, Elen. Kmbl. 1934; El. 969. Ongunnon wercan werþeóda (cf. leáse men, Bt. 38, 1; Fox 194, 30) spell, Met. 26, 73. Werþióda, 29, 28. Werðeóde, Cd. Th. 211, 1; Exod. 519. Ðæt is ðæs wyrðe, ðætte werþeóde secgen Dryhtne þonc, Exon. Th. 38, 2; Cri. 600: 281, 9; Jul. 643. Waldend werþeóda, 45, 4; Cri. 714: Cd. Th. 202, 4; Exod. 383. Hé manegum wearð geond middangeard mannum tó hróðre, werþeódum tó wræce, Elen. Kmbl. 33; El. 17. Werþeódum Filistina, Salm. Kmbl. 424; Sal. 212. Se ðe waldeþ giond werþióda ealra óþra eorþan cyninga, Met. 24, 35. Wutun hí tówyrpan geond werþeóda disperdamus eos ex gente, Ps. Th. 82, 4: 105, 19: 59, 1: Cd. Th. 61, 2; Gen. 991. Geond wærðeóda, Menol. Fox 252; Men. 127. Geond ealle werðeóda, Ps. Th. 90, 16. Geond ðás werþeóde in omnibus gentibus, 66, 2. Ofer werþeóda, 104, 6. Ge néh ge feor is ðín nama hálig ofer werþeóda, Andr. Kmbl. 1086; An. 543. Wíde geweorðod ofer werþeóda, Apstls. Kmbl. 30; Ap. 15: Beo. Th. 1802; B. 899: Exon. Th. 243, 12; Jul. 9: Lchdm. iii. 36, 24. Werþióde, Met. 9, 21. Ofer ealle werþeóde inter gentes, Ps. Th. 104, 1. II. men, the world, cf. weorold, VI a Hú mihte ðæt gewyrðan in werþeóde (how in the world did it happen?), ðæt ðú ne gehýrde Hǽlendes miht? Andr. Kmbl. 1146; An. 573. ¶ Werðeóde glosses nixu, Wrt. Voc. ii. 114, 73. [Icel. ver-þjóð mankind, men.]
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