ge-mǽn-nes
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-mǽn-nes
-ness, e; f. [ge-mǽne communis] A communion, fellowship, connection; communio, consortium, admixtio Hí sealdon hí ðǽr on ðara fǽmnena gemǽnnesse they gave her up there to the society of the women, Shrn. 127, 11. Ne ic ǽfre mid mannum mán-fremmendum ge-mǽnnesse micle hæbbe cum hominibus operantibus iniquitatem non comminabor [Vulg. communicabo, Ps. Surt. conbinabor], Ps. Th. 140, 6 : R. Ben. proœm. Gemencgnyss [MS. B. gemǽnnes] wífes admixtio conjugis, Bd. 1, 27; S. 495, 18. Ðurh flǽsces gemǽnnysse per carnis contubernium, Hymn. Surt. 31, 32. [Hence the Kentish word mennys a large common.]
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