inweave

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Etymology[edit]

in- +‎ weave

Verb[edit]

inweave (third-person singular simple present inweaves, present participle inweaving, simple past inwove or inweaved, past participle inwoven or inweaved)

  1. (archaic, literary) To weave in or together; to intermix or intertwine by weaving; to interlace.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, London: William Ponsonbie, Book 3, Canto 11, p. 570,[1]
      And thou, faire Phoebus, in thy colours bright
      Wast there enwouen []
    • 1762, David Hume, The History of England: from the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the Accession of Henry VII, London: A. Millar, Chapter 2, p. 57,[2]
      [The enchanted standard] contained the figure of a raven, which had been inwove by the three sisters of Hinguar and Hubba with many magical incantations []
    • 1887, R. D. Blackmore, Springhaven[3]:
      Branches of sea-willow radiant with spring, and supple sprays of tamarisk recovering from the winter, were lightly inwoven and arched together, with the soft compliance of reed and rush from the marsh close by, and the stout assistance of hazel rods from the westward cliff.
    • 1912, Apollonius Rhodius, The Argonautica[4]:
      For indeed in the middle the fashion thereof was red, but at the ends it was all purple, and on each margin many separate devices had been skilfully inwoven.
    • 1969, Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, New York: Bantam, 1971, Chapter 22, p. 135,[5]
      No sooner had the mournful song run its course than the minister took to the altar and delivered a sermon that in my state gave little comfort. [] His voice enweaved itself through the somber vapors left by the dirge.