wilweorthunga

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English words wel (well) and weorthunga (worship).

Noun[edit]

wilweorthunga

  1. (literally) well worship. The worship of a well or fountain that is characterized by tying cloth to trees near them.

References[edit]

  • The Court of the Gentiles, or A discourse touching the original of human literature, Part III, The Vanitie of Philosophie, by Theophilus Gale, printed by H. Hall, 1677, page 217.[1]