ge-witnes
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-witnes
-ness, e; f. I. knowledge, cognisance, witness, testimony Oððe ðeós gewitness weorðeþ on heágum si est scientia in excelso, Ps. Th. 72, 9. Búton Godes willan and búton his gewitnesse without God's will and without his knowledge, Bt. 39, 9; Fox 212, 13: Gen. 31, 27, 31. Gif he stalie on gewitnesse ealles his hírédes if he steal with the cognisance of all his household, L. In. 7; Th. i. 106, 16: L. C. S. 76; Th. i. 418, 12. Wundorlíc is ðín gewitnes mirabilia testimonia tua, Ps. Th. 118, 129, 24. He wearþ gemyndig his gewitnesse memor erit testamenti sui, 110, 4. Ne yfel gewitnes ne wrégde nor had evil witness accused them, Blickl. Homl. 163, 1. Be leásre gewitnesse of false witness, L. C. S. 37; Th. i. 398, 9: L. Ath. i. 10; Th. i. 204, 22. On hyra gewitnesse they being witnesses, Gen. 23, 9. On Moyses bóca gewitnesse by the testimony of the books of Moses, Blickl. Homl. 153, 5. Ðæt is to gewitnesse ðæt hit him ne lícode that is for a testimony that they did not like it, Past. 21, 6; Swt. 165, 13; Hat. MS. In gewitnisse hiora in testimonium eorum, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 10, 14. Iohannes cýþ gewitnesse be him Iohannes testimonium perhibet de ipso, Jn. Bos. 1, 15. At ðis gewitnesse wæs seo kining Offa at this witnessing was king Offa, Chr. 777; Erl. 55, 12. II. used of persons Ic Æthelmǽr gewitnys I Æthelmær am witness, Cod. Dipl. Kmbl. iii. 351, 12-18: iv. 206, 6-9. Wynflæd gelǽdde hyre gewitnesse ðæt wæs Sigeríc arcebiscop, etc. Wynflæd brought her witnesses, they were archbishop Sigeric, etc., Th. Chart. 288, 3: 539, 31. Here ealre ðe hér bé gewitnesse of all those that here are witnesses, Chr. 675; Erl. 39, 21. Ymb huæd we willnias gewitnesa quid desideramus testes, Mk. Skt. Lind. 14, 63. Forðam arison ongeán me leáse gewitnessa quoniam insurrexerunt in me testes iniqui, Ps. Th. 26, 14: Hy. 7, 94; Hy. Grn. ii. 289, 94. Beforan gewitnessum before witnesses, L. In. 25; Th. i. 118, 13. [See Grm. R. A. pp. 608, 779.]
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