hǽðen-scipe
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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hǽðen-scipe
es; m. Heathenism, paganism Wé, forbeódaþ eornostlíce ǽlcne hǽðenscipe. Hǽðenscipe biþ ðæt man ídola weorðige ðæt is ðæt man weorðige hǽðene godas and sunnan oððe mónan fýr oððe flód wæter-wyllas oððe stánas we earnestly forbid all heathenism : heathenism is to worship idols, that is to worship heathen gods, and sun or moon, fire or water, springs or stones, L. C. S. 5; Th. i. 378, 17, 20. Ðæt ys mycel hǽðenscype id magnus est paganismus, L. Ecg. P. 4, 20; Th. ii. 210, 19 : L. N. P. L. 48; Th. ii. 296, 27 : Chr. 634; Erl. 25, 31. Ða tungelwítegan ðe wǽron on hǽðenscipe wunigende hæfdon getácnunge ealles hǽðenes folces the astrologers, who were yet heathens, betokened all heathen people, Homl. Th. i. 106, 9 : 70, 25, 28. [Laym. hæðenescipe ]
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