hellewite

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hell +‎ wite, liken Old Saxon helliwīti (hell-torment), Old High German hellawīzi (gehenna, tartara), Old Norse helvíti (Danish helvede (hell), Norwegian and Swedish helvete, Icelandic helvíti).

Noun[edit]

hellewīte n

  1. Hell-punishment, torment, pain
    Mid heardum hellewītum — with hard hell-punishment

References[edit]

  • 1916, John R. Clark, "A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for the Use of Students", hellewite
  • Bosworth, J. (2010, March 21). An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online (T. N. Toller & Others, Eds.), hellwite