weye

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

weye (third-person singular simple present weyes, present participle weying, simple past and past participle weyed)

  1. Obsolete form of weigh.

Etymology 2[edit]

See way.

Noun[edit]

weye (plural weyes)

  1. Obsolete form of way.
    Every wight that wente by the weye — Chaucer

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old English wǣgan (to delude”, “to deceive).

Alternative forms[edit]

  • waye [14th century]

Verb[edit]

weye (third-person singular simple present weyeþ, past participle yweid)

  1. Deceive; lead astray.
  2. Go astray.

References[edit]

  • † Weye” listed on page 334 of volume X, part II (V–Z) of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [1st ed., 1928]
      † Weye, v.Obs. rare. Also waye. [OE. wǽᵹan to delude, deceive.] [¶] 1. trans. To deceive, lead astray. [¶] c 1315 Shoreham Poems i. 370 Þat he ne may nauȝt yweid be Wiþ blanding ne wiþ boste. Ibid. vii. 648 The deuel..dorste nauȝt adam asaylly, Al for to waye. [¶] 2. intr. To go astray. [¶] c 1315 Shoreham Poems i. 301 Bote hi ariȝt icristned be, Fram heuene euere hi weyeþ.
  • †weye, v.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989]