FIREN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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FIREN
fyren, e; pl. nom. acc. firene, firena; f. I. a wicked deed, sin, crime; scĕlus, crīmen, peccātum Næs ðǽr gefremed firen æt giftum there was no sin committed at the nuptials, Hy. 10, 17; Hy. Grn. ii. 293, 17. Nú eft gewearþ flǽsc firena leás flesh is again become void of sins, Exon. 9b; Th. 8, 25; Cri. 123: Elen. Kmbl. 2625; El. 1314: Salm. Kmbl. 897; Sal. 448. Firina gehwylc each sin, Exon. 8b; Th. 4, 21; Cri. 56. Lýsde of firenum released from sins, 25b; Th. 74, 22; Cri. 1210: Elen. Kmbl. 1814; El. 909. Uton we firene feógan let us hate crimes, Exon. 98a; Th. 366, 16; Reb. 13: Ps. Th. 58, 3. Firena fremman to perpetrate crimes, Cd. 1; Th. 2, 14; Gen. 19: Salm. Kmbl. 632; Sal. 315. II. tribulation, torment, suffering, pain; trībŭlātio, tormeutum, crŭciātus Mid firenum with torments, Exon. 29a; Th. 88, 16; Cri. 1441: 41 b; Th. 139, 26; Gú. 599. Wǽron ealle fægen in firnum they were all glad in their sufferings, Cd. 223; Th. 292, 3; Sae. 435. [O. Sax. firina, f. a wicked deed, crime, sin: O. Frs. firne, ferne, f: O. H. Ger. firina, f. crīmen, scĕlus, făcĭnus: Goth. fairina, f. crimination: Icel. firn, n. pl. a shocking thing, abomination.] DER. folc-firen, hell-.
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