hwealf

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *hwalbą. Cognate with Old High German walbe, Old Norse hvalf (Iceland hólf).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hwealf f

  1. vault, arch
    under heofenes hwealf — under heaven's arch, Beowulf

Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hwealf

  1. arched, vaulted, hollow, concave, bent
    bordum beðeahte, / hwealfum lindum, — bedeck'd shields of bent (concave) wood, Judth

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

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