wraþu
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun, Adverb
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wraþu
e; f. A prop, stay, support Wraþe fulcimentum, i. adminiculum, Wülck. Gl. 245, 27. 1. literal Se biscop hine onhylde tó ánre ðæra studa ðe útan tó ðære cyrican geseted wæs ðære cyricean tó wraþe (pro munimine), Bd. 3, 17; S. 543, 40. Ðam wáge tó wræþe in munimentum parietis, S. 544, 24. Tó wealles wraðe. Ps. Th. 117, 21. Wraðe cimento, Wrt. Voc. ii. 23, 51. Wraðum columpnis, 21, 70. a. figurative, support, assistance Wérigra wraþu (St. Guthlac ), Exon. Th. 183, 34; Gú. 1337. Wísdómes wraðu, and witena frófur, Runic pm. Kmbl. 340, 7 ; Rún. 4. Gyfu gumena byð . . . wraðu and weorðscype, 340. 25 ; Rún. 7. Ðǽr bið á gearu wraðu wannhálum wíta gehwylces, Eten. Kmbl. 2057; El. 1030. Wéne ic mé wraðe tó ðé ego in te sperabo, Ps. Th. 55, 3. Wyrta ðú geworhtest tó wraðe manna producens herbam servituti hominum, 103, 13. Se mé wraþe healdeþ, Exon. Th. 117, 7; Gú. 220. Ðǽr hí wraðe métaþ, 215, 3; Ph. 247. Ðæt hý wraþe sécen, frófre tó feóndum, 362, 12; Wal. 35. Ðǽr dú wraðe findest, Elen. Kmbl. 168; El. 84. Him Freá ælmihtig fultum tióde, wíf áweahte, and ða wraðe sealde leófum rince, Cd. Th. 11, 13; Gen. 174. Mæg secgan se ðe wyle sóð sprecan, ðæt se mondryhten, . . . ðonne hé gesealde helm and byrnan healsittendum, . . . gúðgewǽdu, wraðe (armour that ought to have proved of assistance to him; or wraðe; adv. ?) forwurpe, Beo. Th. 5736; B. 2872. v. líf-wraþu; wræþ-studu, wreþian.
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