meaht
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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meaht
, maht, meaht, meht, mieht, miht, e; f. (but mihtes, Ps, Th. 70, 18). I. Might, power, virtue, ability Meaht eorþlíces ríces potestas terreni imperii, Bd. 2, 9; S. 510, 13. Seó godcunde meht, Blickl. Homl. 19, 20. Gif hǽto oððe meht ne wyrne lǽt him blód if heat, or his ability to bear it do not forbid, let him blood, L. M. 2, 42; Lchdm. ii. 254, 4. Miht is Drihtnes potestas Dei est, Ps. Th. 61, 12. Meahte opis, Wrt. Voc. ii. 65, 26: potentatus, 77, 78. Mihte lufigend amans virtutis, Ælfc. Gr. 43; Zup. 255, 10. His ríces ongin, ne his mehte, ne his mægenþrymmes nǽfre gewonad ne weorþeþ, Blickl. Homl. 9, 17. Ðínes mihtes þrym potentiam tuam, Ps. Th. 70, 18. Meahte nutu, Wrt. Voc. ii. 60, 78: 91, 31. Ungelǽredne fiscere, náwðer ne on worde ne on gebyrdum mid nǽnigre mihte (ability ) gewelgode, Blickl. Homl. 179, 15. Hé on mihte (mæhte, Lind.) and on mægene unclǽnum gástum bebýt (in potestate et virtute ), Lk. Skt. 4, 36. Bútan ðínre miht abs te, Ps. Th. 138, 10. Maht potentiam, Ps. Surt. 144, 4. Meahte numen, Wrt. Voc. ii. 61, 25. Ðín wuldor ús gecýð, cræft and meaht, Exon. 53 b; Th. 188, 11; Az. 44. Swá swá mæht hæbbende sicut potestatem habens, Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 7, 29. Ða mæhte (ðæt mæht, Lind.) seðe eode from him virtutem quæ exierat de eo, Mk. Skt. Rush. 5, 29. Hé nǽnige mehte wið ús nafaþ, Blickl. Homl. 31, 33. Þurh his godcunde meht, 121, 15. Ðín mægen is áterod and ða mihte ðú næfst, Homl. Skt. 3, 611. Se weard hafaþ miht and strengþo, Cd. 45; Th. 58, 22; Gen. 950. Virtutes sindgecwedene mihta, þurh ða wyrcþ God fela wundra, Homl. Th. i. 342, 27. His meahte synt powers are his, Ps. Th. 98, 10. Þurh ðínra mehta spéd through the abundance of thy powers, Bt. Met. Fox 4, 64; Met. 4, 32. His mihta name nomen majestatis ejus, Ps. Th. 71, 19. Ðú sǽs wealdest mihtum tu dominaris potestati maris, 88, 8. Gástes miehtum, Hy. 8, 12; Hy. Grn. ii. 290, 12. Eallum hire mihtum and mægenum with all her might and main, L. M. 3, 63; Lchdm. ii. 372, 5. Eallum mihtum, L. C. E. 20; Th. i. 372, 9. Mid eallum mægene and eallum mihtum ex omni virtute, et omnibus viribus, L. Ecg. C. pref.; Th. ii. 132, 13. On hyre yldrena mihtum in potestate parentum suorum, 27; Th. ii. 152, 15. Ðæt geþyld oferswíðdum leahtrum sprecþ tó ðám mihton (mægnum, 28 a) patientia devictis vitiis ad virtutes loquitur, Prud. 28 b. On ðíne ða myclan mihte in potentias Domini, Ps. Th. 70, 15. Mihta strange, 102, 6. II. an exercise of power, mighty work Swilce mihta (mæhto, Lind.: mæhte, Rush.) ðe þurh his handa gewordene synd virtutes tales quæ per manus ejus efficiuntur, Mk. Skt. 6, 2. Ne dyde mæhto ł mægno monigo non fecit virtutes multas, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 13, 58: 14, 2. [O. E. Homl. maht: Laym. mæht, miht: Orm. mahht, mihtt: Ayenb. miȝt: Goth. mahts: O. Sax. maht: O. Frs. macht, meht: Icel. máttr: O. M. H. Ger. maht: Ger. macht: Du. magt.]. v. eall-, heáh-, un-meaht.
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