an-sýn
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
an-sýn
-sin, -sién, -sión; on-, e; f. [an, sýn sight, vision] . I. a face, countenance; facies, vultus His ansýn sceán swá swá sunne facies ejus resplenduit sicut sol, Mt. Bos. 17, 2. Befóran ðíne ansýne ante faciem tuam, Lk. Bos. 7, 27. Gúþlác wæs wlitig on ansýne Guthlac was handsome in countenance, Guthl. 2 ; Gdwin. 18, 3. God ableów on his ansýne líflícne blǽd God blew into his face the breath of life. Hexam. ii; Norm. 18, 25. Fleóþ his ansýne fugiant a facie ejus, Ps. Th. 67, 1. Gedó ðæt hiora ansýn áwa sceamige imple facies eorum ignominia, 82, 12. Ansýn ðín vultus tuus, 88, 1. 4. Ic bidde ðínre ansýne deprecatus sum faciem tuam, 118, 58. Ansýn ýwde shewed his countenance, Beo. Th. 5660; B. 2834. II. a view, aspect, sight, form, figure; aspectus, conspectus, visus, visio, species, forma, figura Fæger ansýne fair in aspect, Runic pm. II; Hick. Thes. i. 135; Kmbl. 341, 19. Ðín mód wæs abísgod mid ðære ansíne ðissa leásena gesǽlþa thy mind was occupied with the view of these false goods. Bt. 22, 2 ; Fox 78, 10. For ðínre ansýne in conspectu tuo, Ps. Th. 68, 20: 108, 14. Se Hálega Gást astáh líchamlícre ansýne, swá án culfre descendit Spiritus Sanctus corporali specie, sicut columba, Lk. Bos. 3, 22: Cot. 74. Ansién ðyses middan-geardes figura hujus mundi, Past. 51, 2. III. a thing to be looked upon, a sight; spectaculum Ðisse ansýne Alwealdan þanc gelimpe for this sight may thanks to the Almighty take place, Beo. Th. 1860; B. 928. Seó ansín wearþ mycel wundor Rómánum the sight was a great wonder to the Romans, Ors. 6, 7; Bos. 120, 3. IV. a view or sight producing desire or longing, and hence,—a desire of anything, want or lack of anything; desiderium, defectus Swá eorþan biþ ansýn wæteres sicut terra sine aquâ, Ps. Th. 142, 6. [O. Sax. ansiun, f. aspectus: Plat. anseen, n: Dut. aanzien, n: Ger. ansehen, n. aspectus, forma: M.H.Ger. ansiune, n: O. H. Ger. anasiuni, n.]
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