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  • -- Comp.: feor -, fold -, forð -, wīd-weg. wegan, st.v. w. acc., _to bear, wear, bring, possess_: subj.pres. nāh hwā sweord wege (_I have none that may bear the sword_), 2253; inf. nalles

    Beowulf

  • -- Comp.: feor -, fold -, forð -, wîd-weg. wegan, st.v. w. acc., _to bear, wear, bring, possess_: subj.pres. nâh hwâ sweord wege (_I have none that may bear the sword_), 2253; inf. nalles

    Beowulf

  • (sceal) eorl wegan māððum tō ge-myndum (_no earl shall wear a memorial jewel_), 3016; pret.ind. hē þā frætwe wæg ... ofer ȳða ful (_bore the jewels over the goblet of the waves_), 1208; wæl-seaxe ... þæt hē on byrnan wæg, 2705; heortan sorge wæg (_bore heart's sorrow_); so, 152, 1778, 1932,

    Beowulf

  • (sceal) eorl wegan mâððum tô ge-myndum (_no earl shall wear a memorial jewel_), 3016; pret.ind. he þâ frätwe wäg ... ofer ýða ful (_bore the jewels over the goblet of the waves_), 1208; wäl-seaxe ... þät he on byrnan wäg, 2705; heortan sorge wäg (_bore heart's sorrow_); so, 152, 1778, 1932,

    Beowulf

  • (obsolete) ` to carry from one place to another '; ` to hoist; to raise a ship's anchor; to ascertain the heaviness (WEIGHT) of anything; to consider, to compare' [from Old English wegan ` to move, to carry, to weigh '].

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 3

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