neáh-west
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine, Feminine
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neáh-west
-wist, e ; f. : es ; m. I. nearness, neighbourhood Hé ne dorste his neáwiste geneálǽcan he dare not come into his neighbourhood, Homl. Th. i. 88, 21. Ungewuniendlíc for ðære sunnan neáweste uninhabitable on account of the nearness of the sun, Lchdm. iii. 260, 21. On ðære neáwiste næs nán wæterscipe, Jud. 15, 18. In ðara neáwiste in quorum vicinia, Bd. 5, 14; S. 634, 28. Hig on neáwiste (in vicino ) eardodon, Jos. 9, 16: Elen. Kmbl. 133; El. 67. Wæs ðǽr on neáweste (in proximo ) hús, Bd. 4, 24; S. 598, 27 : Blickl. Homl. 197, 20: Chr. 924; Erl. 110, 13. Ðá wícode se cyng on neáweste ðare byrig, 896; Erl. 94, 5. Swá feala earmra manna swá on ðæs rícanneáweste sweltaþ, Blickl. Homl. 53, 5. Ða ðe on hire neáwiste lifgeaþ, 43, 2. Ne [mágon] húse ðínum on neáweste náhwǽr sceþþan flagella non appropiabunt tabernaculo tuo, Ps. Th. 90, 10. Ealle ða wǽpnedmen ðe him on neáweste wǽron, Ors. 1, 10; Swt. 46, 2. Ealle ða rícu ðe him under beóþ oððe on neáweste, Bt. 16, 1 ; Fox 50, 3. Tó ðæs ríces neáwiste belimpeþ seó stów ad cujus vicina pertinet locus ille, Bd. 5, 12 ; S. 630, 22. II. the being with another, presence, society, fellowship Hwæt is betere ðonne ðæs cyninges folgaþ and his neáwest (cf. ðæs cyninges geférrǽden, l. 2) what is better than to serve and be with the king ? Bt. 29, 1 ; Fox 102, 7. Hwelc is ǽngum men máre daru ðonne hé hæbbe on his geférrǽdenne and on his néweste feónd on freóndes anlícnesse, 29, 2 ; Fox 106, 14. Þincþ his neáwist (the presence of the dead body ) láþlíco and unfæger, Blickl. Homl. 111, 30. Ne cume he ná on ðæs cyninges neáwiste (ansýne, MS. H.), L. Edm. E. 3 ; Th. i. 246, 3. Se sacerd démde ðæt hé sceolde beón áscyred fram manna neáwiste the priest judged that he (the leper) should be separated from the society of men, Homl. Th. i. 124, 25. Hé férde tó folces neáwiste and bodade, 352, 11. From alre néweste geleáfulra sýn heó ásceádene, Chart. Th. 29, 19. Mid ðý ic wæs him on neáwiste, hé ðus wæs sprecende, Bd. 3, 13 ; S. 538, 23. Forlǽt mec englas geniman on ðínne neáwest (into thy presence ), Exon. Th. 455, 13 ; Hy. 4, 49. Ic forboden ǽlcon bisceope and mæssepreóste ðæt hig nánes wífmannes neáweste mid him næbbon (ne mulieris alicujus societatem secum habeant ), L. Ecg. P. ii. 6; Th. ii. 198, 8. Wé lǽraþ ðæt ǽnig preóst ne lufige wífmanna neáwiste, L. Edg. c. 60; Th. ii. 256, 21. Hí wífes neáwiste forléton, L. Ælfc. C. 1 ; Th. ii. 342, 14 : Homl. Skt. 10, 204. Libia and Agrippina wurdon swá gelýfede ðæt hí forbugon heora wera neáwiste, Homl. Th. i. 374, 33. Ne can ðara idesa ówðer þurh gebedscipe beorna neáwist, Cd. Th. 148, 36; Gen. 2467. [Laym. ne-, neo-weste (-uste) : Icel. ná-vist presence : O. H. Ger. náh-wist praesentia.]
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