heáh-nes
Gender: Feminine
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heáh-nes
heán-, heá-nes, -ness, e; f. Highness, height, highest point, elevation, loftiness, sublimity, excellence Ðæs heánes wǽre óð monnes swyran its height was up to a man's neck, Shrn. 81, 13. Sió heánes ðara munta altitudo montium, Past. 51, 5; Swt. 397, 36. Hú micel síó heánes is and hú soðlíc quam sit vera excellentia, 41, 1; Swt, 299, 4. Mægnes heánnes excellentia virtutis, Bd. 3, 13; S. 538, 38. Heánnise hiordes celsitudo pastoris, Rtl. 32, 21. Heánnisse ðínes mæht sublimitatis tuæ potentia, 97, 27. Þrittig fæðma on heáhnisse thirty cubits in height, Gen. 6, 15. Of eorþan heánesse óð heofones heáhnesse a summo terræ usque ad summum cæli, Mk. Skt. 13, 27. On ðæs heáhnysse ufeweardre on the very top of it [the stalk], Herb. 173. 1; Lchdm. 302, 24. Wé ne mágon for ðære fyrlynan heáhnysse hí nǽfre geseón we cannot ever see it [heaven] for its remote elevation, Lchdm. iii. 232, 15. Hé hæfde swá mycele heánnesse on ðæt cyneríce tantum in regno excellentiæ habuit, Bd. 2, 16; S. 520, 8. For ðæs ríces heánesse him weóxon ofermetto in tumorem superbiæ culmine potestatis excrevit, Past. 17, 4; Swt. 113, 6, 20. Heó biþ áfeorrod swíðe feor from ðære sóðan heánesse ab altitudine veræ celsitudinis elongatur, 41, 2; Swt. 301, 20. On ðære heofonlícan heánnesse in heaven on high, Shrn. 82, 20: Exon. 65 a; Th. 239, 34; Ph. 631: Elen. Kmbl. 2247; El. 1125. Gode sý wuldor on heáhnesse gloria in altissimis deo, Lk. Skt. 2, 14. Ðín mægen is swá mǽre swá ðæt ǽnig ne wát ðá deópnesse drihtnes mihta ne ða heáhnisse heofena kyninges thy power is so excellent that none knows the depth of the might of the lord nor the height of heaven's king, Hy. 3, 35; Hy. Grn. ii. 282, 35. Ástígend on heáhnisse ascendens in altum, Rtl. 83, 3. Ósanna on heáhnessum osanna in excelsis, Mk. Skt. 11, 10: Ps. Th. 92, 5: Exon. 13 b; Th. 25, 34; Cri. 410: 10 a; Th. 10, 35; Cri. 162. Of heánessum de alto, Ps. Th. 143, 8.
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