mǽne
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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mǽne
adj. I. mean, wicked, false, evil Synna lustas mǽne módlufan the pleasures of sin, vicious love, Exon. 71 a; Th. 364, 26; Jul. 370. Hygeleáse mǽne mad and false (the rebel angels), Cd. 4; Th. 4, 11; Gen. 52. Þurh mǽnra hand searonettum beseted. Andr. Kmbl. 1882 ; An. 943. II. the word however occurs most often in reference to oaths Se ðe his þances mǽnne áþ swerige and hé wite ðæt hé mǽne biþ æfter ðam qui sua sponte perjuraverit et postea scit quod perjurus est, L. Ecg. C. 34; Th. ii. 158, 20, 14, 16. Gif hwá swereþ and se áþ beó mǽne . . se ðe mǽne áþas begá si quis juraverit et perjurium sit. . . Qui perjuria commiserit, L. Ecg. P. iv. 68; Th. ii. 228, 7-9: L. Edg. C. 8; Th. ii. 262, 31. Gif mæssepreóst stande on leásre gewitnesse oððe on mǽnan áþe if a masspriest be concerned in false witness or perjury, L. Eth. ix. 27; Th. i. 346, 9 : L. C. E. 5 ; Th. i. 362, 30. Se ðe mánáþ (other MS. mǽnne áþ) swerige, L. Ath. i. 25; Th. i. 212, 18. Be mǽnan áþe. Gif hwá mǽne áþ swerige, L. C. S. 36; Th. i. 398, 3-4. Gebéte ðone mǽnan áþ, L. In 35; Th. i. 124, 13. Swerian mǽnne áþ þurh swá miclan mægenþrymme. Wulfst. 214, 15. Eall yfel forlǽtan ge on manslihte ge on mǽnum áþum, 228, 21. v. un-mǽne; mán.
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