blis
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
blis
bliss, blys, blyss, e; f. [contracted from blíþs, q. v. ] I. BLISS, joy, gladness, exultation, pleasure; lætitia, gaudium, exultatio, beatitas Ne seó héhste blis nis on ðám flǽsclícum lustum the highest bliss is not in the fleshly lusts, Bt. 33, 1; Fox 120, 5: Ps. Spl. 29, 6. On heofonum is singal blis in heaven is eternal bliss, Rood Kmbl. 280; Kr. 141: Exon. 18 b; Th. 47, 5; Cri. 750: 48 b; Th. 167, 5; Gú. 1055. Ðanon com ǽrest cristendóm and blis fór Gode and fór worulde whence first came christianity and joy before God and before the world, Chr. 1011; Erl. 146, 22. Ðú eart blis mín tu es exultatio mea, Ps. Spl. 31, 9. Úre bliss on ánum ðé éce standeþ our bliss eternally remaineth in thee alone, Ps. Th. 86, 6. Gehýrde he of hrófe ðære ylcan cyricean upp astígan ðone ylcan blisse song audivit ascendere de tecto ejusdem oratorii idem lætitiæ canticum, Bd. 4, 3; S. 568, 2: Bt. 24, 4; Fox 86, 32: Andr. Kmbl. 2130; An. 1066. Stefn blisse vox exultationis, Ps. Spl. 117, 15. Þeówiaþ Drihtne on blisse, [and] insteppaþ oððe ingáþ on gesihþe his on blisse servite Domino in lætitia, [et] introite in conspectu ejus in exultatione, Ps. Lamb. 99, 2. Ðis is se dæg ðæne Drihten worhte eádigum to blisse this is the day which the Lord made for joy to the blessed, Menol. Fox 125; Men. 62: Exon. 15 b; Th. 35, 2; Cri. 552. Ðæt bearn bringeþ blisse ðé that infant [Christ] bringeth bliss to thee, Exon. 8 b; Th. 5, 11; Cri. 68: Chr. 975; Erl. 126, 30; Edg. 56. Ðú eart on heofonum blissa beorhtost thou art the brightest of joys in heaven, Hy. 7, 10; Hy. Grn. ii. 287, 10: Exon. 26 a; Th. 77, 15; Cri. 1257. Se burgstede wæs blissum gefylled the city-place was filled with joys, Exon. 52 a; Th. 181, 11; Gú. 1291: 27 b; Th. 82, 31; Cri. 1347. Blissum hrémig exulting in gladness, Elen. Kmbl. 2273; El. 1138: Exon. 48 b; Th. 168, 18; Gú. 1079. II. friendship, kindness, benevolence, grace; comitas, benignitas, benevolentia, gratia Hí me to wendon heora bacu bitere, and heora blisse from they turned their bitter backs on me, and [took] their friendship from [me], Bt. Met. Fox 2, 30; Met. 2, 15. Þurh ðé eorþbúende ealle onfóþ blisse mínre and bletsunge through thee all dwellers upon earth shall receive my grace and blessing, Cd. 84; Th. 105, 30; Gen. 1761: 106; Th. 140, 21; Gen. 2331. [Laym. Orm. blisse.] DER. heáh-blis, -bliss, woruld-.
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