hosp-word
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hosp-word
es; n. A word expressing contempt, contumely, reproach, abuse Án ðæra hospworda hé forbær suwigende one of their reproaches he bore with in silence, Homl. Th. ii. 230, 8. Ðá hét martianus mid his hospwordum ðæt hé sǽde his síþ him eallum then Martianus bade him with expressions of contempt tell his journey to them all, Homl. Swt. 4, 283: Exon. 68 b; Th. 253, 33; Jul. 189. Ongan tó ðam hálgan hospword sprecan began to speak words of contempt to the saint, Andr. Kmbl. 2632; An. 1317.
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