heard-sǽlþ
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
heard-sǽlþ
e; f. A hard fate, ill fortune, misfortune, unhappiness, wickedness, misconduct Gong inn and geseoh ða heardsǽlþa and ða sconde ðe ðás hér dóþ ingredere et vide abominations pessimas quas isti faciunt hic, Past. 21, 3; Swt. 155, 8. Ic wolde gewýscan gif ic mihte ðæt hí næfdon ða heardsǽlþa ðæt hí mihton yfel dón uti hoc infortunio cito careant, patrandi sceleris possibilitate deserti, vehementer exopto, Bt. 38, 2; Fox 198, 4. Hit gebyrede þurh ða heardsǽlþa ðara wrítera ðæt hí for heora slǽwþe and for gímeléste and for recceléste forléton unwriten ðara monna dǽda ðe on hiora dagum foremǽroste wǽron quam multos clarissimos suis temporibus viros scriptorum inops delevit oblivio, 18, 3; Fox 64, 33.
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