for-hæfednes
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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for-hæfednes
-hæfdnes, -ness, -nys, -nyss, e; f. Restraint, continence, abstinence; contĭnentia, abstĭnentia Forhæfednyss [MS. -hefednyss] abstĭnentia, Ælfc. Gr. 43; Som. 45, 7. He hæfde swýðe mycle geornnysse sibbe and sóþre lufan and forhæfdnesse and eádmódnysse stŭdium vĭdēlĭcet pācis et cārĭtātis, contĭnentiæ et hŭmĭlĭtātis, Bd. 3, 17; S. 545, 7. Ða fægerestan býsne his gingrum forlét, ðæt he wæs micelre forhæfdnysse and forwyrnednesse lífes sălūberrĭmum abstĭnentiæ vel contĭnentiæ clērĭcis exemplum relīquit, 3, 5; S. 526, 21. On forhæfednysse and on eádmódnysse in continence and in humility, 4, 3; S. 569, 1, 37. Lifde se man his líf on mycelre forhæfdnesse the man lived his life in great continence, 4, 25; S. 599, 28. Ðæt is wundor ðæt ðú swá réðe forhæfednesse and swá hearde habban wylt mīrum quod tam austēram tĕnēre contĭnentiam vĕlis, 5, 12; S. 631, 33.
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