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witnian, w. v., punish, torment; pp. wommum gewitnad, “tormented with plagues,” 3073.
wið, prep, loith dat. and acc., with (with acc. 1088, 3027, with dat. 2600), a rare meaning except with words denoting strife, such as winnan, 152; usual meaning against, 144, 326, 1549, 2528, etc.; sometimes towards (acc.) 155, 1864; by (acc.), 2013, 2566; from (dat.), 827, 2423. With acc. and dat. in the same sentence: “with,” 424–6 (see gehēgan); gesæt þā wið sylfne…mǣg wið mǣge, “he sat then by [the king] himself, kinsman with kinsman,” 1977–8. Special passages: wið duru healle, “to the door of the hall,” 389; wið earm gesæt (see gesittan), 749; forborn bord wið rond, “the shield was burnt up to the rim,” 2673; wið Hrefna-wudu, “by (over against) Ravenswood,” 2925.
wiðer-ræhtes, adv., opposite, 3039.
wiðre, st. neut., resistance, 2953.
wlanc, see wlonc.
wlātian, w. v., look, 1916.
wlenco, st. f., pride, bravado, daring; dat. wlenco, 338, 1206, wlence, 508.
wlītan, st. v., gaze, look, 1572, 1592; pret. pl. wlitan, 2852.
giond-wlītan, st. v., look through, view thoroughly, 2771.
wlite, st. m., countenance, 250.
wlite-beorht, adj., of bright aspect, beauteous-bright, 93.
wlite-sēon, st. f. neut.?, sight, 1650.
wlitig, adj., beauteous, 1662.
wlonc, wlanc, adj., proud, 331, 341, 2833, 2953; with dat. ǣse wlanc, “carrion-proud,” 1332.
wōh, adj., crooked, wrong; dat. pl. him bebeorgan ne con wōm wundor-bebodum wergan gāstes, “he knows not how to protect himself against the crooked wondrous commands of the cursed spirit,” 1747 (see note).
wōh-bogen, adj. (pp.), crooked-Bowed, coiled, 2827.
wolcen, st. neut., welkin, cloud; dat. pl. wolcnum, 8, 1119, etc.
wolde, pret. of willan.
wollen-tēare, adj., with welling tears, 3032.
wōm, see wōh.
womm, st. m., spot, plague, 3073.
won, v., see winnan.
won, wan, adj., wan, dark, 1374, 702; nom. pl. neut., wan, 651; weak form wonna, 3024, 3115.
wong, wang, st. m., plain, meadow, 93, 2242, etc.
wong-stede, st. m., [plain-stead] champaign spot, 2786.
won-hȳd, st. f., [wan, i.e. un-, thought] carelessness, rashness, 434.
wonn (?), 3154, see note on l. 3155.
won-sǣli(g), adj., unhappy, 105.
won-sceaft, st. f., [wan-shaping] misery, 120.
wop, st. m., weeping, 128, 785, 3146.
wore, see weorc.
word, st. neut., word, 79, etc.; acc. pl. word ōðer fand, 870. The dat. pl. is common with verbs of saying: 176, 388, 1193, 2795, 3175.
word-cwide, -cwyde, st. m., word-saying, speech, 1841, 1845, 2753.
word-gyd, st. neut., word-lay, dirge, 3172.
word-hord, st. neut., word-hoard, 259.
word-riht, st. neut., [word-right] right or befitting word, 2631.
worhte, see wyrcan.
worn, st. neut., multitude, number, 264; acc. sg. þonne hē wintrum frōd worn gemunde, “when he, old in years, remembered the number [of them],” 2114. Qualified by fela or eall: nom. sg. worn fela, “a great number,” 1783; acc. sg. þū worn fela…ymb Brecan sprǣce, “thou hast said a great deal about Breca,”