wealwian

Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈwæ͜ɑl.wi.ɑn/, [ˈwæ͜ɑɫ.wi.ɑn]

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-West Germanic *walwōn, variant of Proto-West Germanic *walwijan, from Proto-Germanic *walwijaną.

VerbEdit

wealwian (intransitive)

  1. to roll
  2. to wallow
InflectionEdit

Related termsEdit

  • wieltan (to roll) (transitive)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit
  • Middle English: walwen

Etymology 2Edit

Unknown. Perhaps an alteration of Old English fealwian, fealuwian, fealewian (to turn yellow, ripen, wither) (compare modern English fallow). According to Kluge, related to Proto-West Germanic *wolkn (cloud), source of German Wolke.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

wealwian

  1. (intransitive) to fade, wither
InflectionEdit
DescendantsEdit