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Staff W of the Old English Wordbook.

For a full list of etymological and other abbreviations used in these wordlists, see: Forshortenings.


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warrily 'OE wearglíc' 'adj' 'criminal, vile, wretched'
warry, warrow 'OE wearg, wearh' 'n' 'criminal, outlaw'
warry 'OE werigan' 'vb' 'curse, execrate, abuse'
warrying 'OE wirgung, wergung' 'n' 'curse, cursing'
warryqueddle 'OE weargcwedol' 'adj'. 'prone to cursing, maledictive'
warryqueddle 'OE weargcwedolian' 'vb' 'to curse, speak evil'
warryquethe 'OE wearcweþan' 'vb' 'to curse, speak evil'
warryrood 'OE weargród' 'n' 'gallows, gibbet'
warritree 'OE weargtréow' 'n' 'gallows, gibbet, cross'
wayfare 'OE wegfōr 'n' 'journey, travel'
wallstone 'OE weallstan' 'n' mortar, cement
wead, weved 'OE wigbéod, wéofod' 'n' altar
weaponed 'OE waépned' 'adj/n' 'male'
weaponedkin 'OE waépnedcynn' 'n' 'male sex'
weaponedwifester 'OE waépnedwīfestre' 'n' 'hermaphrodite'
westal (wighstall) 'OE wéohsteall, wígsteall' 'n' 'altar-stand'
whalve 'OE hwealf' 'adj' 'concave'
wharvle 'OE hwurful' 'adj' 'fickle, mutable'
wharve 'OE hweorfan' 'vb' 'turn'
wharvely 'OE hwearflic' 'adj' 'changing, transitory'
wharft 'OE hwearft' 'n' 'revolution'
wharftle 'OE hwearftlian' 'vb' 'revolve'
whate 'OE hwat, hwatu' 'n' 'omen' augury
whate 'OE hwata' 'n' 'augur, diviner, fortune teller, psychic'
wheed 'OE hwaéde' 'adj' 'slight, insignificant'
wheester 'OE hwaéstrian' 'vb' 'murmur, mutter'
whemm 'OE hwemm' 'n' 'angle'
whemm 'OE hwemman' 'vb' 'incline, bend'
whet 'OE hwaet' 'adj' 'quick, bold, vigorous'
whetly 'OE hwaetlíce' 'adv' 'quickly, boldly, vigorously'
whilestitch 'OE hwílsticce' 'n' 'interval'
whilewendly 'OE hwílwendlic' 'adj' 'transitory, temporary'
whirftway 'OE hwyrftweg' 'n' 'escape'
whope 'OE hwópan' 'vb' 'threaten'
whose 'OE hwósan' 'vb' 'cough'
whother 'OE hwoðerian' 'vb' 'foam, surge'
wiegar 'OE wíggár' 'n' 'lance, war-spear'
wigh 'OE wig/wéoh' 'adj' 'holy, consecrated'
wigh 'OE wig/wéoh 'n' 'idol, fetish'
wighbede 'OE wiggebéd' 'n' 'idol prayers'
wighsmith 'OE wigsmiþ 'n' 'maker of idols'
wighgild 'OE wiggild 'n' 'idol worship, fetisism'
wighstall 'OE wigsteall' 'n' 'altar-stand'
wighworth 'OE *wigweorþan' 'vb' 'to worship an idol'
wighworthing 'OE wigweorþung' 'n' 'idol worship, fetishism'
wilder 'OE wilddéor' 'n' 'wild animal, beast, savage'
wilderly 'OE wilddéorlíc' 'adj' 'bestial, brutal, brutish, savage'
willreethy 'OE wilhréþig' 'adj' 'satisfied, exultant'
willsome 'OE wilsum' 'adj' 'desirable'
wirm, werm 'OE wyrm' 'n' 'dragon, serpent'
wirth, wirgth 'OE wyrgþu' 'n' 'curse'
withcwethe, withquethe 'OE wiþcweðan' 'vb' 'speak against, contradict'
witherling 'OE wiþerling' 'n' 'opponent'
withermerse OE 'wiþmærsian' 'vb' proclaim, broadcast, make popular throughout, spread abroad, celebrate
witherstead 'OE wiþerstede' 'n' 'substitution'
withfare 'OE withfaran' 'vb' 'escape'
withhave 'OE wiþhabban' 'vb' 'oppose, resist'
withhaft 'OE wiþhaeftan' 'vb' 'restrain'
withhuy 'OE wiþhycgan' 'adj' 'reject'
withlay 'OE wiþlicgan' 'vb' 'oppose, resist'
withledge 'OE wiþlaécan' 'vb' 'deprive'
withlead 'OE wiþlaédan' 'vb' 'abduct'
withmete 'OE wiþmetan' 'vb' 'compare'
withsake 'OE wiþsake' 'vb' 'renounce'
withsay 'OE wiþsecgan' 'vb' 'renounce'
withspeak 'OE wiþsprecan' 'vb' 'contradict'
wyand 'OE wígend' 'n' 'fighter, warrior'
wye, wie 'OE wíg' 'n' 'war, battle'
wye 'OE wíga' 'n' 'fighter, warrior'
wyefrome 'OE wígfruma 'n' 'war-leader, chieftain, commander'
wyehard 'OE wígheard' 'adj' 'battle-hardy, tough'
wyehaw 'OE wíghaga' 'n' 'phalanx, army wall'
wyehouse 'OE wíghús' 'n' 'war house, tower'
wyleed 'OE wígléoþ' 'n' 'war-song'
wiely 'OE wíglíc' 'adj' 'martial, warlike'
wyred 'OE wígraéden' 'n' 'warfare'
wystal 'OE wígsteall' 'n' 'defensive position, bulwark, bastion'
wyethrack 'OE wígþracu' 'n' 'warfare, violence'
wyethreat 'OE wígþréat' 'n' 'military troop'
wyewain 'OE wígwaegn' 'n' 'war chariot, tank'
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