hyge-leást
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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hyge-leást
e; f. Thoughtlessness, foolishness, folly, want of wisdom, heedlessness Eálá gé cildra gáþ út bútan hygeleáste tó claustre oððe tó leorninge O vos pueri egredimini sine scurrilitate in claustrum vel in gymnasium, Coll. Monast. Th. 36, 9. Ne ús ne gedafenaþ ðæt wé úrne líchaman ðe Gode is gehálgod mid unþæslícum plegan and higleáste gescyndan it doth not beseem us to put our body, that is sanctified to God, to shame with indecent play and folly, Homl. Th. i. 482, 12. Wé sceolon blissian on úrum Drihtne ná on higleáste we ought to rejoice in our Lord, not in folly, ii. 292, 32. Englas wǽron befeallene on ða hátan hell þurh hygeleáste and þurh ofermétto angels had fallen into the hot hell through folly and through pride, Cd. 18; Th. 21, 29; Gen. 331. Biscopum gebiraþ wisdom ... ne gerísaþ heom micele ofermétta né ǽnige higelíste, L. I. P. 10, note; Th. ii. 318, 32. [Cf. Icel. hug-leysa timidity.]
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