æwbryce

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *aiwibruki. Equivalent to ǣ (marriage) +‎ bryċe (breach).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈæːwˌbry.t͡ʃe/

Noun[edit]

ǣwbryċe m

  1. adultery
    "Ǣwbryċe is gōd," cwæþ God nǣfre
    "Adultery is good," said God never.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • ǣwbryċe in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary