FNÆST
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
FNÆST
es; m. A puff, blast, breath; flātus, anhēlĭtus Úre fnæst ateoraþ our breath faileth, Hexam. 4; Norm. 8, 18. Þurh ðæs fíres fnæst through the fire's blast, Exon. 74a; Th. 277, 29; Jul. 588. Hyt bringþ forþ ðone [MS. ðane] fnæst it will bring forth the breath, Lchdm. iii. 100, 13: 116, 24. Fnæstas [MS. fnæstiaþ] swíðe beóþ fortogene the breathings are very hard drawn, L. M. 2, 36; Lchdm. ii. 242, 7. [O. H. Ger. fnastón anhēlāre: Dan. fnyse to puff: Swed. fnysa to snort; Icel. fnasa to sneeze: Grk. πνέω I blast, puff.]
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