gescæphwil

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ġesceap +‎ hwīl

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ġescæphwīl f (nominative plural ġescæphwīle)

  1. (poetic) fated time, destined hour
    Him ða Scyld gewat to gescæphwile. Then Shield passed away at the destined time. (Beowulf l. 26)