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wulf

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
wulf, es; m.
Wright's OE grammar
§7; §37; §108; §159; §211; §212; §213; §237; §261; §295; §296; §335;
a wolf
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  • Wulf lupus, Wrt. Voc. ii. 113, 32 : i. 77, 77 : licos, 22, 61 :

    lupa,

    ii.
      51, 29.
  • Hwonne of heortan hunger oððe wulf sáwle and sorge somed ábregde,

      Cd. Th. 137, 20; Gen. 2276.
  • Wulf sceal on bearowe,

      Menol. Fox 496; Gn. C. 18.
  • Sceal hine wulf etan, hár hǽðstapa,

      Exon. Th. 328, 5; Vy. 12.
  • Se hára wulf,

      291, 15; Wand. 82.
  • Wulfes gehléþan,

      499, 30; Rä. 88, 23.
  • Reáfiende wulfas,

      Mt. Kmbl. 7, 15.
  • Ic (

    the shepherd

    ) stande ofer míne sceáp mid hundum ðe læs wulfas forswelgen hig,
      Coll. Monast. Th. 20, 15.
  • Wulfa geþot

    ululatus,

      Wrt. Voc. i. 287, 24.
  • Sume wurdon tó wulfan; ða ðuton ðonne hí spræcan sceoldon,

      Bt. 38, 1; Fox 194, 36 : Met. 26, 79.
  • Swá sceáp gemang wulfas,

      Mt. Kmbl. 10, 16.
  • Wineleás, wonsǽlig mon genimeþ wulfas tó geféran,

      Exon. Th. 342, 25; Gn. Ex. 147. ¶ in
    n wæl wépeþ wulf se grǽga, morþorcwealm mæcga, ac hit á máre wille, Exon. Th. 343, 3; Gn. Ex. 151.
  • Ðæs se hlanca gefeah wulf in walde,

      Judth. Thw. 24, 25; Jud. 206.
  • Ðæt grǽge deór, wulf on wealde,

      Chr. 937; Erl. 115, 14.
  • Fyrdleóð ágól wulf on walde,

      Elen. Kmbl. 55; El. 28.
  • Wulf sang áhóf, holtes gehléða,

      224; El. 112.
  • Wulfas sungon atol ǽfenleóð ǽtes on wénan,

      Cd. Th. 188, 7; Exod. 164.
  • Se mǽsta dǽl ðæs heriges læg, hilde gesǽged, wulfum tó willan, Judth. Thw. 25, 36; Jud. 296. ¶ an early admiration for the wolf seems shewn by the frequency of wulf in proper names; see e. g. Txts. 554 sqq. ; and its presence in early England is marked by the numerous place-names; see e. g. Cod. Dip. Kmbl. vi. Index. I a. in the phrase wulfes heáfod (v. wulfheáfod-treów), used in reference to outlaws :-- Si postea repertus fuerit et teneri possit, vivus regi reddatur, vel caput ipsius, si se defenderit; lupinum enim caput geret a die utlagacionis sue, quod ab Anglis

    uuluesheued

    nominatur. Et hec sententia communis est de omnibus utlagis,
      L. Ed. C. 6; Th. i. 445. 4.
    [Gamelyn woluesheed was cryed and maad, Gam. 700.
  • Cf. wearg,

    and see

      Grmm. R. A. 734.
    ]
applied to a cruel person
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  • Se biscop cwæþ tó ðæm hǽþnan kásere : 'Ne gang ðú ná on Godes hús; ðú hafast besmitene handa, and ðú eart deófles wulf,' Shrn. 58, 9.
  • Se áwyrgda wulf (

    the devil

    ),
      Exon. Th. 16, 21; Cri. 256.
v. heoru-, here-, hilde-, wæl-wulf; wylf, wylfen[n].
Etymology
[Goth. wulfs : O. Sax. wulf : O. H. Ger. wolf : Icel. ulfr.]
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  • wulf, n.