earfoþnes
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
earfoþnes
-ness, -niss, -nyss, e; f. Difficulty, hardship, anxiety, tribulation, misfortune; diffĭcultas, lăbor, angustiæ, tribŭlātio, infortūnium God ealle þing gediht búton earfoþnysse God regulates all things without difficulty, Bd. de nat. rerum; Wrt. popl. science 19, 5; Lchdm. iii. 278, 13. Wið wífa earfoþnyssum [-nessum MS. B.] for the difficulties of women, Med. ex Quadr. 2, 7; Lchdm. i. 334, 18. He geheóld his ríce mid myclum geswince and earfoþnessum [-nyssum, Th. 278, 40, col. 2; -nissum, 279, 41, col. 1] he held his kingdom with much labour and hardships, Chr. 1016; Th. 278, 41, col. 1. Bútan micelre earfoþnysse without much tribulation, Homl. Th. i. 476, 13: Boutr. Scrd. 20, 35. Bútan earfoþnyssum without tribulations, Homl. Th. i. 476, 11. Mihte we ðý éþ geþolian swá hwæt earfoþnessa swá us on becóme we might the more easily bear whatsoever misfortunes come upon us, Bt. 10; Fox 30, 12.
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