hnescian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hnescian
hnexian; p. ode To make, or to become, soft, to soften Ic hnexige mollio, Ælfc. Gr. 30; Som. 34, 53. Lege ðonne on ðǽr hit heardige hnescaþ hyt sóna apply where it is hard, it will at once soften, Herb. 2, ii; Lchdm. i. 84, 4. Ðonne hnescáþ se swile sóna then the swelling will soften at once, L. M. 2, 19; Lchdm. ii. 202, 10. Se hearda stán aðamans hnescáþ ongeán ðæt líðe buccan blód durus adamas leni hircorum sanguine mollescit, Past. 37, 4; Swt. 271, 4. Hí hnescodon sprǽca his molliti sunt sermones ejus, Ps. Spl. 54, 24. Ongunnon ða godes cempan hnexian God's warriors began to yield, Homl. Skt. 5, 48, 51: 8, 29. [Orm. nesshenn: Ayenb. nhesseþ, pres: Prompt. Parv. neschyñ or make nesche mollifico.] DER. á-hnescian.
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