Germanic Lexicon Project
Following are the numbers of occurence of were in each text:
Language Text Strict
PGmc Torp 3 3 Goth Wright's Gothic Grammar -- -- OE Bosworth/Toller 1060 1114 OE Bright's OE Grammar 1 1 OIcel Cleasby/Vigfusson 532 532 OIcel Gordon/Taylor 1 1 All texts 1597 1651
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