wæs

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: wäs, wäs-, and ƿæs

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

wæs

  1. first/third-person singular preterite of bēon
  2. first/third-person singular preterite of wesan

Quotations[edit]

  • c. 800, Ruthwell Cross, found in Ruthwell, Scotland.
    ᛣᚱᛁᛋᛏ ᚹᚫᛋ ᚩᚾ ᚱᚩᛞᛁ ᚻᚹᛖᚦᚱᚨ / ᚦᛖᚱ ᚠᚢᛋᚨ ᚠᛠᚱᚱᚪᚾ ᛣᚹᚩᛗᚢ / ᚨᚦᚦᛁᛚᚨ ᛏᛁᛚ ᚪᚾᚢᛗ
    Krist wæs on rodi. Hweþræ'/ þer fusæ fearran kwomu / æþþilæ til anum.
    Christ was on the cross. Yet / the brave came there from afar / to their lord.