hosp-sprǽc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hosp-sprǽc
e; f. Contemptuous, insulting language Se eádmóda biscop ðe wé ymbe sprecaþ wæs swiðe geþyldig wið þwyrum mannum and him ne eglede heora hospsprǽc ac forbær blíðelíce ðeáh ðe him man bysmor cwǽde the lowly-minded bishop that we are talking about was very patient with perverse people, and their contemptuous language did not vex him, but he cheerfully bore with it, though he was reviled, Homl. Th. ii. 514, 11.
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