wíf-hád
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wíf-hád
es; m. 1. womanhood Wé sprecaþ be ðære heofonlícan cwéne æfter wífháde we speak of the heavenly queen as woman, Homl. Th. i. 546, 14. II. female sex : — Wíf had femininum sexus, Wrt. Voc. ii. 148, 19. Wífhádes man femina, i. 70, 18 : Homl. Th. ii. 10, 12: 94, 30. Se ðe handlaþ wífhádes mannes líc, Basil admn. 7; Norm. 50, 11. God ána wát hú his gecynde biþ, wífhádes oððe weres, Exon. Th. 223, 9; Ph. 357. Se ðreát ðæra Godes ðeówa in wífháde ancillarum Dei caterva, Bd. 4, 7; S. 574, 34. [O. H. Ger. wíp-heit sexus.] See other instances under wer-hád.
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