mód-sefa
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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mód-sefa
an; m. [apoetical word with much the same meaning as mod, e.g. Swá bióþ ánra gehwæs monna módsefan áwegede of hiora stede, Bt. Met. Fox 7, 47; Met. 7, 24 = swá ðæt mennisce mód biþ áweged of his stede, Bt. 12; Fox 36, 17: and Gif heora módsefa meahte weorþan staþolfæst gereaht, 11, 195; Met. 11, 98 = gif heora mód wǽre gestaþelod. Bt. 21; Fox 74, 40.] The inner man, mind, spirit, soul, heart: — Ðæt ðín módsefa mára wurde and ðín líchoma leóhtra micle that thy mind would be mightier and far fairer thy body, Cd. 25; Th. 32, 10; Gen. 501. Ðá wæs módsefa miclum geblissod greatly then was his heart gladdened, Andr. Kmbl. 1783; An. 894: Elen. Kmbl. 1748; El. 876. Wæs módsefa áfýsed on forþwege my soul longed to be gone, Rood Kmbl. 246; Kr. 124. Mé ðín módsefa lícaþ you please me, Beo. Th. 3711; B. 1853. Ne gemealt him se módsefa his heart did not fail, 5249; B. 2628. Helle gemundon in módsefan hell had they in mind, 362; B. 182. Ic ne métte on módsefan máran snyttro, Andr. Kmbl. 1107; An. 554. Ne sceal se Dryhtnes þeów in his módsefan (in his heart) máre gelufian eorþan ǽhtwelan, Exon. 38a; Th. 125, 22; Gú. 358: 66b; Th. 247, 1; Jul. 72. Man cweþeþ on his módsefan dicet homo, Ps. Th. 57, 10. On módseofan, 115, 2. Módsefan ásecgan to open one's heart to another, Exon. 76b; Th. 287, 6; Wand. 10. Hé his módsefan fæste trymede he his soul surely stablished, 46b; Th. 159, 26; Gú. 933: Andr. Kmbl. 2420; An. 1211. Syððan hé módsefan mínne cúðe after he knew my heart, Beo. Th. 4028; B. 2012: Exon. 54a; Th. 188, 24; Az. 50. Beóþ módsefan dálum gedǽled, sindon dryhtguman ungelíce, 83b; Th. 314, 29; Mód. 21. [O. Sax. mód-seƀo: Icel. móð-sefi.]
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