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WÉSTAN -- WESTE-WEARD. 1211

24; Ph. 325. Se þridda heáfodwind hátte zephirus; se blæ-acute;wð westan, Lchdm. iii. 274, 20: Cd. Th. 50, 10; Gen. 806. Ðonne blæ-acute;wð súþan and westan wind, Met. 6, 8. Swinsiaþ súþan and norþan, eástan and westan, Exon. Th. 55, 19; Cri. 886. Gesáwon wé westan ðone leóman sunnan, and se leóma gehrán ðæ-acute;m treówum ufonweardum, Nar. 28, 23. (2) marking the direction of measurement :-- Is seó stów æ-acute;ghwanon mid sæ-acute; ymbseald bútan westan est locus ille undique mari circumdatus praeter ab occidente, Bd. 4, 13; S. 583, 10. Se cyng hæfde funden ðæt him mon sæt wið on súþhealfe Sæfernmúþan westan from Wealum eást óþ Afene múþan, Chr. 918 ; Erl. 104, 4. [O. Sax. westan : O.Frs. westa: Icel. vestan.] v. norþan-, súþan-westan; westane.

wéstan; p. te To lay waste, devastate, desolate :-- Hine wilde deór wéstaþ and frettaþ singularis ferus depastus est eam, Ps. Th. 79, 13. Hí his wícstede wéstan locum ejus desolaverunt, 78, 7. Hié wæron ðæt lond herigende and wéstende, Ors. 1, 10; Swt. 44, 20. [Heo westen þat lond, Laym. 1754. O. Sax. á-wóstian : O. H. Ger. wuosten vastare.] v. á-, ge-, on-wéstan.

westane; adv. From the west, in the west :-- Ða beorgas onginnaþ westane fram ðæm Wendelsæ-acute; in Narbonense ðære ðeóde, and endiaþ eást in Dalmatia ðæm lande æt ðæm sæ-acute; Alpes a Gallico mari exsurgentes, primum Narbonensium fines, deinde Galliam Rhetiamque secludunt, donec in sinu Liburnico defigantur, Ors. 1, 1 ; Swt. 22, 19. Dioclitianus and Maximianus bebudon éhtnesse cristenra monna, Dioclitianus eástane, Maximianus westane (in occidente), 6, 30; Swt. 280, 18. [O. Sax. westana : O. H. Ger. westana ab occidente.] v. westan.

westan-norþan. I. adv. From the north-west. Cf. westan (2) :-- Hit (Italy) belíð Wendelsæ-acute; ymb eall útan búton westannorðan, Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 22, 18. II. in phrases (or compounds) marking position, to the north-west: -- Be-westannorðan ðære byrig, Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 22. 5.

westan-súþan in be-westansúþan to the south-west :-- Be-westansúðan Corinton, Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 22, 10, 24, 27.

westansúþan-wind, es; m. A south-west wind :-- Westansúðanwind austrum, Ps. Spl. C. 77, 30.

westan-weard; adj. Westward :-- Mín þrym is from eástewearde middangearde óþ ðæt westanweardne majestas mea peruenit ab occidente usque in orientem, Nar. 25, 25.

westan-wind, es; m. A west wind :-- Hé bád westanwindes and hwón norþan, and siglde ða eást, Ors. 1, 1 ; Swt. 17, 15.

West-Centingas; UNCERTAIN pl. m. The people or the district of West Kent :--Hí forneáh ealle West-Kentingas (Weast-Centingas, v. l.) fordydon, Chr. 999; Erl. 134, 28.

west-dæ-acute;l, es; m. I. a western part, the extreme western point :-- Westdæ-acute;les Hesperiae, Hpt. Gl. 466, 67. Manega cumaþ fram eástdæ-acute;le middangeardes, and fram westdæ-acute;le tó heofenan ríce . . . Þurh ða twégen dæ-acute;las, eástdæ-acute;l and westdæ-acute;l, sind getácnode ða feówer hwemmas ealles middangeardes, Homl. Th. i. 130, 17-21. Ðín ofspring byð fram eástdæ-acute;le óð westdæ-acute;le, Gen. 28, 14. Se heofon tóbyrst from ðæm eástdæle óþ ðone westdæ-acute;l, Blickl. Homl. 93, 23 : Mt. Kmbl. 24, 27. Hé gesealde him westdæ-acute;l middaneardes, Bd. 1, 6 ; S. 476, 18. Ne se steorra gestígan wile westdæ-acute;l wolcna, Met. 29, 13. Tungol beóþ gewiten under waþeman westdæ-acute;las on, Exon. Th. 204, 14; Ph. 97. II. the west :-- Beheald . . . tó westdæ-acute;le vide . . . ad occidentem, Gen. 13, 14: Deut. 3, 27. God sende wind fram westdæ-acute;le, Exod. 10, 19. Se steorra ne cymþ næ-acute;fre on ðam westdæ-acute;le, Bt. 39, 13; Fox 232, 30. Breoton is geseted betwyh norþdæ-acute;le and westdæ-acute;le Brittania inter septentrionem et occidentem locata est, Bd. 1, 1 ; S. 473, 9. II a. with special reference to the sun's setting :-- On westdæ-acute;le geendaþ se dæg, Homl. Th. i. 130, 27. Se ðe ástáh ofer westdæ-acute;l (super occe um ILLEGIBLE), Ps. Spl. 67, 4. [Wesstdale off all þiss werelld iss Dysiss, Orm. 16406 ILLEBIGLE. Cf. O. H. Ger. wester-teil.]

West-Dene; pl. m. The West-Danes :-- Tó West-Denum, Beo. Th. 771 ; B. 383: 3161; B. 1578.

wéste ; adj. I. of open country, waste, uncultivated and uninhabited, desert :-- Ðara Terfinna land wæs eal wéste, búton ðæ-acute;r huntan gewícodon, oþþe fisceras, Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 17, 29: 1, 10; Swt. 48, 25. Ðeós stów ys wéste desertus est locus, Mt. Kmbl. 14, 15. Is sæ-acute;d ðæt ðæt land wéste (desertus) wunige, Bd. 1, 15; S. 483, 27. Ball (all of the earth) ðæt on eallum ðeódum wéstes ligeþ, Bt. 18, 1; Fox 62, 15. On wéstere (wéstre, v. l.) stówe, Lk. Skt. 9, 12. On wéstum lande in terra deserta, Deut. 32, 10. Hé férde on wéste stówe, Mk. Skt. 1, 35 : 6, 31, 32: Lk. Skt. 4, 42 : 9, 10: Exon. Th. 209, 12; Ph. 169. Hé sealde him wéste land, Ps. Th. 77, 55. Hé ne mihte on ða ceastre gán, ac beón úte on wéstum stówum, Mk. Skt. 1, 45. Of ðissum wídum, wéstum mórum a desertis montibus, Ps. Th. 77, 6. II. waste, empty, unused :-- Seó grundleáse swelgend hæfþ swíþe manegu wéste holu on tó gadrianne, Bt. 7, 4; Fox 22, 32. III. waste, useless, unproductive :-- Hé geseah deorc gesweorc semian sweart under roderum, wonn and wéste, Cd. Th. 7, 22; Gen. 110. IV. of habitations, waste, deserted, desolate :-- Byð eówer hús eów wéste (deserta) forlæ-acute;ten, Mt. Kmbl. 23, 38. Wese wíc heora wéste (woestu, Ps. Surt.) and ídel, Ps. Th. 68, 26. Wéste (wóstu, Ps. Surt.), 108, 7. Hié gedydon on ánre wéstre ceastre, Chr. 894; Erl. 93, 5. Hé gesyhð wínsele wéstne, Beo. Th. 4903; B. 2456. On wéste wíc, Cd. Th. 128, 25; Gen. 2132. Babylonia, seó ðe mæ-acute;st wæs and æ-acute;rest ealra burga, seó is nú læst and wéstast, Ors. 2, 4; Swt. 74, 23. V. waste, spoiled :-- Ðonne ealle ðisse worulde wela wéste stondeþ, Exon. Th. 290, 33 ; Wand. 74. VI. deprived, devoid (with gen.) :-- Bið on eorðan wéste (wésðe, v. l. ) wísdómes, se þurh ðone cantic ne can Crist geherian, Salm. Kmbl. 43; Sal. 22. [O. Sax. wósti: O. Frs. wóste : O. H. Ger. wuosti solus, desertus, solitarius, vastus.]

westemest. v. west; adj.

wésten, wésten[n], wéstern (in northern dialect), es, e ; m. f. n. A desert, wilderness :-- Wésten desertum vel heremus, Wrt. Voc. i. 53, 62. Wæ-acute;sten, 80, 35. Wíd is ðes wésten, Exon. Th. 120, 5 ; Gú. 267. Andlang ðæs wéstenes, Jos. 8, 16. Wéstennes (on wéstenne, v. l.) weard, Salm. Kmbl. 167 ; Sal. 83. Woesternes exterminii, Rtl. 86, 18. Hig cómon tó ðam wéstene (in solitudine), Gen. 21, 14. On wéstenne, Cd. Th. 137, 17; Gen. 2275. Tó Sinai wéstene in solitudinem Sinai, Ex. 19, 1. On wéstenne, Cd. Th. 178, 7; Exod. 8: 185, 15; Exod. 123. Tó ðam wéstene Sin in desertum Sin, Num. 20, 1. On wéstene (woestenne, Ps. Surt.) in solitudine, Ps. Th. 54, 7. On ðisum wéstene (woestenne. Ps. Surt.) wídum and sídum in deserto, 77, 20. On wéstenne, 77, 40. On ðam wéstene (woestenne, Rush. : woestern, Lind.), Mt. Kmbl. 3, 1. Wéstene (wéstinne, Rush.), 3, 3. On ðisum wéstene (woesterne, Rush. : woestern, Lind.) in solitudine, Mk. Skt. 8, 4. On ðís wéstene (wæ-acute;stenne, Rush. : woestern, Lind.) in deserto, Mt. Kmbl. 15, 33. Tó wéstenne, Blickl. Homl. 165, 3 : 169, 4. Se hrefen fédde Héliam, ðam eode hé tó ðam wésterne (-nne?), and him þénode, Salm. Kmbl. p. 202, 9. On woesterne, Rtl. 56, 27. Ofer wéstenne (chaos), Cd. Th. 8, 16; Gen. 125. On ðæt wésten in desertum, Ex. 4, 27: in solitudinem, 5, 3. On án wésten, 15, 22. On wésten (woestenne, Rush. : woestern, Lind.) in desertum, Mt. Kmbl. 4, 1: Blickl. Homl. 35, 6. Hé wæs geond ðæt wésten sundorgenga, 199, 5. Wildeóra wésten, Cd. Th. 255, 10; Dan. 622. Þurh wésten per devia, Wrt. Voc. ii. 94, 76. On ðæt wídgille wésten, Homl. Skt. ii. 23 b, 729. Ofer ða wéstenne (-u, v. l.), Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 16, 35. Mid mistlícum wéstenum, Bt. 18, 2 ; Fox 62, 36. On wéstennum, Exon. Th. 107, 2; Gú. 52. Þurh wéstenas, Ps. Th. 77, 52. Geond wéstena, 67, 8. Geond wéstenu, 10, 1. On ða wéstenu middangeardes in desertas orbis terrarum solitudines, Nar. 6, 5. Gynd wéstnu per auia, Germ. 391, 40. [A westene in the wilderness, O. E. Homl. i. 245, 5. O. Sax. wóstun (dat. wóstunni); wóstunnia (-innia) ; f. : O. L. Ger. wóstinna; wk. f. : O. Frs. wóstene, wéstene: O. H. Ger. wuostinna (-unna) ; f] v. wudu-wésten.

wésten; adj. Desert: -- Seó stów wæs swá wésten and swá dígle, ðæt næs ná ðæt án ðæt heó wæs ungewunelíc, ac eác swilce uncúð ðám landleódum him sylfum, Homl. Skt. ii. 23 b, 105. Hé férde him ðanon tó ánum wéstenum earde, Homl. Ass. 66, 24: 71, 166.

wéstend, es; m. A waster, destroyer, devastator :-- Wéstend, tólýsend desolalor, vastator, Wrt. Voc. ii. 139, 34. Wéstend, ýtend exterminator, vastator, 145, 64. v. á-wéstend.

west-ende, es; m. The west end, western extremity of anything :-- Hire on westende is Scotland, Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 8, 27. Ðæt hire æ-acute;wielme sié on westende Affrica, Swt. 12, 21. Hine man byrigde æt ðam westende, ðam stýple ful gehende, Chr. 1036; Erl. 165, 37. Æt ðam westænde, Cod. Dip. B. iii. 659, 30. v. riht-westende.

wésten-gryre, es; m. The terror of the wilderness, terror inspired by the wilderness, Cd. Th. 185, 4; Exod. 117.

wésten-setla, an; m. A dweller in a wilderness, a hermit, an anchorite :-- Wéstensetla eremita, Wrt. Voc. i. 42, 28: 72, 2. Wéstensetla (printed -seda) eremita, anachoreta, Hpt. Gl. 465, 24. Sum wéstensettla on ðæm eálande ðe Liparus is nemned, Shrn. 85, 27. Wé willaþ wrítan be sumum wéstænsetlan (solitarius quidam), Homl. Ass. 195, 1. Óþer cyn is muneca, ðæt is wéstensetlan, ðe feor fram mannum gewítaþ, and wéste stówa and ánwunung gelufiaþ. . . Swilce wéstensetlan . . . on wéstenes wununge gelustfulliaþ, R. Ben. 134, 11-16. Óþer cyn is ancrena, ðæt is wéstensetlena, 9, 5. [O. H. Ger. wuostan-sedalo solitarius.]

wésten-staþol, es; m. A waste place, a deserted place :-- Wurdon hyra wígsteal wéstenstaþolas, Exon. Th. 477, 22 ; Ruin. 28.

westerne; adj. Western :-- Ðá ástáh westerne wind and bleów flante favonio, Bd. 5, 19; S. 635, 20 note. Com Æþelmér ealdorman þider and ða weasternan (westenan, v. l.) þægnas, Chr. 1013; Erl. 148, 16. [O. Sax. O. H. Ger. westróni: Icel. vestrænn.] v. súþ-, súþan-westerne.

weste-weard; adj. Westward, west, western part of the noun to which the word refers :-- Se westsúþende Európe landgemirce is in Ispania westeweardum et ðæm gársecge Europae in Hispania occidentalis oceanus terminus est, Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 8, 24. Ðá ðá hé wæs on eásteweardum ðissum middangearde, ða from him ondrédan ðe wæ-acute;ron on westeweardum . . . Him ða swíþe hiene ondrédan ðe on westeweardum ðisses middangeardes wæ-acute;ron, 3, 9 ; Swt. 136, 6-23. On ðone westmestan mylengear westeweardne, Cod. Dip. B. ii. 305, 23. Eall ðes middangeard from eásteweardum óð westeweardne, Bt. 16, 4; Fox 58, 11 : 29, 3;