hýr-ness
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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hýr-ness
e; f. Obedience, subjection, a district in subjection to secular or ecclesiastical authority His mód biþ áfédd mid ðære smeáunga ðære wilnunga oðerra monna hiérnesse in occulta meditatione cogitationis ceterorum subjectione pascitur, Past. 8, 2; Swt. 55, 6, Hé underþeódde and him tó hérenysse geteáh subjecit, Bd. 3, 24; S. 557, 33. Wæs hé ǽrest arcebiscopa ðæt him eall Angelcynn hýrnysse geþafode is primus erat in archiepiscopis, cui omnis Anglorum ecclesia manus dare consentiret, 4, 2; S. 565, 22. Underþeódde on hérnysse subjecti, 30; S. 561, 36. Ne spane nán mæssepreóst nánne mon of óðre cyrcean hýrnysse tó his cyrcan ne of oðre preóstscyre lǽre ðæt mon his cyrcan geséce let no priest entice any man from the parish of another church to his church, nor persuade any one to come from another district to attend his church, L. E. I. 14; Th. ii. 410, 31. Eall Beorcleá hýrnesse hí áwǽston, Chr. 1087; Erl. 224, 21. From hwǽm ondfóaþ gæfle oððe hérnisse a quibus accipiunt tributum vel censum? Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 17, 25. v. mis-hýrness; hýran, hýre-mann.
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