em-niht
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
em-niht
es; n. [em, emn equal; niht night] Equal day and night, equinox ; æquĭnoctium On emnihtes dæg, ðæt is ðonne se dæg and seó niht gelíce lange beóþ on the day of the equinox, that is when the day and night are equally long, Bd. de nat. rerum; Wrt. popl. science 12, 19; Lchdm. iii. 260, 13. Ver is lencten tíd, seó hæfþ emnihte spring is the lenten tide, which hath an equinox, 8, 28; Lchdm. iii. 250, 10. Autumnus is hærfest, ðe hæfþ óðre emnihte Autumn is harvest, which hath the other equinox, 9, 1; Lchdm. iii. 250, ii. On ðæs hærfestlícan emnihtes ryne in the course of the harvest [autumnal] equinox, Lchdm. iii. 238, 27. To hærfestes emnihte at the autumnal equinox, Th. Diplm. A. D. 902; 151, 11.
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