hafen-leást
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hafen-leást
e; f. Lack of means, indigence; inopia Wé ne sceolon ða wannspédigan for heora hafenleáste forseón we ought not to despise those who are without means for their indigence, Homl. Th. i. 128, 23. Fela sind þearfan þurh hafenleáste and ná on heora gáste. Sind eác óðre þearfan ná þurh hafenleáste ac on gáste many are poor from want of wealth, and not in spirit. There are also other poor, not from want of wealth, but in spirit, 550, 3-5, 11, 12, 17. Úre sáule hafenleáste the indigence of our souls, ii. 88, 26. Ðá getímode swá micel hafenleást ðæt ða gebróðra næfdon búton fíf hláfas tó heora ealra gereorde then there befell so great a lack that the brethren had but five loaves for the refection of them all, 170, 33. v. hæfen-leást.
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