hǽst
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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hǽst
hǽste[?]; adj. Violent, vehement, impetuous Ðú Grendel cwealdest þurh hæstne hád heardum clammum thou didst kill Grendel violently with hard grasps, Beo. Th. 2674; B. 1335 Nǽfre ðú ðæs swíðlíc sár gegearwast þurh hǽstne níþ ðæt ðú mec onwende worda ðissa never shalt thou, through vehement hate, pain so violent prepare as to turn me from these words, Exon. 66 b; Th. 246, 3; Jul. 56. Ðæt sceal wrecan swefyl and sweart líg sáre and grimme hát [Junius háte] and hǽste hǽðnum folce sulphur and swart flame, sorely and, fiercely, hot and vehement shall avenge it on the heathen folk (Junius' reading might be taken and hǽste would then be an adverb parallel with sáre and grimme : v. preceding word], Cd. 110; Th. 146, 2; Gen. 2416. [Cf. Grff iv. 969, 'Si quis in curte episcopi armatus contra legem intraverit, quod alamanni haistera hanti dicunt :' and for similar expressions, v. Grmm. R. A. 4.]
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