wiga
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wiga
an; m. I. one who fights, a (fighting) man, a warrior Wiga heros, Ælfc. Gr. 9, 31; Zup. 57, 11. Wiga oððe wígstrang bellipolens, Wrt. Voc. ii. 12, 45. Iung wiga tyro, i. 18, 16. Wiga wintrum geong, Byrht. Th. 137, 62; By. 210. Wælreów wiga (Beowulf ), Beo. Th. 1262; B. 629. Wiga ellenróf, Wald. 79; Vald. 2, 11. Wác wiga, Exon. Th. 290, 18; Wand. 67. Wigan wígheardne, Byrht. Th. 133, 64; By. 75: Cd. Th. 189, 22; Exod. 188. Wigan unforhte, módige twégen, Byrht. Th. 134, 5; By. 79. Wigan on gewinne, 140, 42; By. 302: Cd. Th. 197, 23; Exod. 311: 219, 22; Dan. 58. Ðǽr wigan sittaþ on beórsele blíðe ætsomne, Runic pm. Kmbl. 342, 4; Rún. 14. Wigena æscberendra, Cd. Th. 123, 6; Gen. 2040. Wigena mænieo, 216, 12; Dan. 5. Wigena strengest(Beowulf ), Beo. Th. 3091; B. 1543. Hí sendon máran sciphere strengran wihgena mittitur classis prolixior armatorum, Bd. 1, 15; S. 483, 16. Wigum and wǽpnum, Beo. Th. 4779; B. 2395. ¶ in phrases denoting a chief or leader :-- Wigena hláford (Byrhtnoth ), Byrht. Th. 135, 49; By. 135. Wigena baldor (Holofernes ), Judth. Thw. 22, 5; Jud. 49. Dauid cyning, wigena baldor, Elen. Kmbl. 688; El. 344. Wigena hleó ... wigena weard (Constantine ), Elen. 300-306; El. 150-153. Wigena strengel (Beowulf), Beo. Th. 6222; B. 3115. Similarly the Deity is called wigena wyn, Exon. Th. 281, 4; Jul. 641. Ia. used of that which destroys :-- Wiga wælgifre (death ), Exon. Th. 162, 7; Gú. 972: 231, 8; Ph. 486. Wiga unlæt láces, 164, 4; Gú. 1006. Fýr swearta lég, weallende wiga, 61, 15; Cri. 985. Wiga (a dog? fire? ) is on eorþan wundrum ácenned, 433, 23; Rä. 51, 1. II. a noble, strenuous man Se ðe mid wætere oferwearp wuldres cynebearn, wiga weorþlíce, Menol. Fox 317; Men. 160. Wigan unsláwne (St. Andrew ), Andr. Kmbl. 3419; An. 1713. Wigena tíd (the day of St. Simon and St. Jude ), Menol. Fox 370; Men. 186. [Gaw. Allit. Pms. wyȝe; pl. wyȝes: Alex. (Skt.) wee; pl. wees, wies: Piers P. wy, wye. Cf. O. H. Ger. Wigo (proper name).] v. æsc-, beorn-, byrn, cumbol-, folc-, gár-, gúð-, lind-, ord-, rǽde-, rand-, ríd-, scild-, wǽpen-, þeód-wiga.
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