westan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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westan
adv. From the west, 1. marking the direction of movement Ðæm fultume ðe him westan com, Chr. 894; Erl. 91, 15. Monige from eástan and westan (weosta, Lind.) cumaþ, Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 8, 11. Cymeþ westa (woesta, Lind.), Lk. Skt. Rush. 13, 29. Férde se æðeling wæston, Chr. 1052; Erl. 152, 6. Westan bróhton, Elen. Kmbl. 2030; El. 1016. Somnaþ súþan and norþan, eástan and westan, Exon. Th. 220,24; Ph. 325. Se þridda heáfodwind hátte zephirus; se blǽwð westan, Lchdm. iii. 274, 20: Cd. Th. 50, 10; Gen. 806. Ðonne blǽwð súþan and westan wind, Met. 6, 8. Swinsiaþ súþan and norþan, eástan and westan, Exon. Th. 55, 19; Cri. 886. Gesáwon wé westan ðone leóman sunnan, and se leóma gehrán ðǽm treówum ufonweardum, Nar. 28, 23. 2. marking the direction of measurement Is seó stów ǽghwanon mid sǽ ymbseald bútan westan est locus ille undique mari circumdatus praeter ab occidente , Bd. 4, 13; S. 583, 10. Se cyng hæfde funden ðæt him mon sæt wið on súþhealfe Sæfernmúþan westan from Wealum eást óþ Afene múþan, Chr. 918 ; Erl. 104, 4. [O. Sax. westan : O.Frs. westa: Icel. vestan.] v. norþan-, súþan-westan; westane.
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