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Lexeme Part of Speech Modern English Form Sense ON Etymon Summary Category PGmc Ancestor Other Scandinavian reflexes Occurrences  
wyles n. wile

'wiles'

(4) vél ‘wile, device, trick’ 

DD1c

(1) *wīl-; (2) wīgel-; (4) ?*wihl

(4) Far væl, Icel vél, Norw vēl, MSw väl

Gaw 1700, 1711, 2415 etc.; WA 416, 1363, 1764 etc.

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wylle adj., n. will (1) 'going astray, erring, going wrong'; (2) 'wilfulness' (1a) villr (adj.) ‘wild; bewildered, erring, astray’; (1b) villa (n.) 'going astray; error, falsehood' DD2 (1) *welþjaz; (2)*weljōn, *welan (1a) Far villur, Icel villur, Norw vill, ODan willær, wild(ær), Dan vild, OSw vildær, Sw vill, vild; (1b) Far villa, Icel villa, Norw villa, Sw villa Cl 76 View
wylle adj. will ‘wandering, perplexing; at a loss’ villr ‘wild; bewildered, erring, astray’ A1*c *welþja- Far villur, Icel villur, Norw vill, ODan willær, wild(ær), Dan vild, OSw vildær, Sw vill, vild Gaw 2084; WA 1272; Pat 473 View
wylsum adj. wilsome ‘bewildering, leading one astray’ villr ‘wild; bewildered, erring, astray’ A1*c *welþja- Far villur, Icel villur, Norw vill, ODan willær, wild(ær), Dan vild, OSw vildær, Sw vill, vild Gaw 689 View
wylt v. will ‘strayed, escaped’ villa ‘to bewilder, falsify’ A1*c *welþja- runic Norw wiltiʀ, Far villa, Icel villa, Norw villa, Dan vilde, Sw villa Gaw 1711; WA 2984, 4132 View
wyly adj. wily

'wily'

(4) vél (n.) ‘wile, device, trick’ 

DD1

(1) *wīl-; (2) wīgel-; (4) ?*wihl

(4) Far væl, Icel vél, Norw vēl, MSw väl

Gaw 1728, 1905

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wylyde adj. wild

(1a) ‘wild, i.e. licentious, amorous’, (1b) ‘cruel’ (~ werke ‘cruel act’);  (2) ‘choice’ (~ werke ‘choice handiwork’);  (3a) ‘guileful’ (~ werke ‘intrigue’), (3b) ‘skilful’

(2) vildr (vilðr) ‘chosen, choice, good’; (3) ?vél ‘wile, device, trick’

DD2

(1) *welþja-; (2) *wel-; (3) (1) *wīl-, wīgel- or ?*wihl-

(2) Icel vildur, ODan vildh, MSw vilder, Sw dial viller; (3) ?Far væl, Icel vél, Norw vēl, MSw väl

Gaw 2367

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wyndas n.

'windlass'

vindáss 'windlass'

C2

*wendan- + *ansaz

Icel vindás

Pat 103

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wyndow n. window

'window'

vind-auga ‘window’ 

A1*

*wenðaz + *augōn

Far vindeyga, Icel vindauga, Norw vindauga, Dan vindue, Sw dial vindöga

Gaw 1743; Cl 318, 453

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wynge n. winges 'wing; area, district, outlying part' vængr 'wing' B1 Far vongur, Icel vængur, Norw veng, ODan wingæ, Dan vinge, OSw vinge, Sw vinge Pe 93; Cl 475, 1484; WA 413, 1051, 1769, etc.  View
wynne v. win ‘to get with effort (to), reach (intrans.), attain; come, go; bring’ vinna ‘to work, labour, till, cultivate; work, perform; win, gain; conquer, vanquish; avail; withstand; suffer, undergo’; vinna til ‘to reach (to)' (Zoëga sense 11) CC3ac *wennan- Far vinna, Icel vinna, Norw vinna, Dan vinde, Sw vinna Gaw 461, 1365, 1537, etc.; Pe 32, 107, 517, etc.; Cl 112, 140, 882, etc.; Pat 106, 237 View
wyrles v. whirl

'to whirl'

hvirfla ‘to whirl’

CC2a

*xwerƀan-, *xwerƀ-il-, ?*xwurƀ- 

Far hvirla, Icel hvirfla, Norw kvervla

Gaw 2222; Cl 475; WA 5297

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wyter adv.

'plainly'

 vitr (adj.) ‘wise’, cp. vitrliga (adv.) ‘wisely, with wisdom’

CC1c

*wit-

Far vitur, Ice vitur, ODan witær, OSw viter, Sw vitter

Cl 1552

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wytered v. 'informed' vitra 'manifest, inform', cp. vitr (adj.) ‘wise’ CC1 *wit- Icel vitra, Norw vitra, OSw vitra Cl 1587; Erk 185 View
wythnay v.

'refuse, reject'

(2) cp. nei (interj.) 'no'

DD1

(2) *ni-aiw-

Pe 916

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