ǽ-welm
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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ǽ-welm
-wellm, -wylm, -wylme, -wielme, es; m. [eá water, wælm a welling or boiling up] A welling up of water, spring, fountain, source, head of a river, beginning; aquæ fons Swá sum mical ǽwelm and dióp as some great and deep spring, Bt. 34, 1; Fox 134, 10. Seó eá cymþ eft to ðam ǽwelme the river comes again to the source, Fox 134, 17. Ðe mæg geseón ðone hluttran ǽwellm who can behold the clear fountain, 35,6; Fox 166, 25. Gif he gesión mǽge æðelne ǽwelm ǽlces gódet [MS. goodes] if he may see the noble fountain of all good, 23, 7; Met. 23, 4: 20, 517; Met. 20, 259. Andlang Lígan óþ hire ǽwylm along the Lea unto its source, L. A. G. 1; Th. i. 152, 9. Ðære ǽwylme [MS. L. ǽwielme] is neáh ðære eá Rínes whose spring is near the river Rhine, Ors. 1, 1; Bos. 18, 25. God is ǽwelm and fruma eallra gesceafta God is the beginning and origin of all creatures, Bt. Met. Fox 29, 161; Met. 29, 81. v. eá-wylm.
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