neód
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
neód
néd, niéd, nýd, e ; f. Desire, eagerness, diligence, earnest endeavour Wæs him neód micel ðæt hié tóbrugdon fira flǽschoman him to fódderþege great was their desire to rend the bodies of men for their repast, Andr. Kmbl. 316 ; An. 158. Biþ him neód micel ðæt hé ða yldu móte wendan tó lífe feorg geong onfón it is most eager to turn old age to life, to receive youth, Exon. Th. 210, 22; Ph. 189 : 228, 3 ; Ph. 432. (Cf. O. Sax. was im niud mikil that sie selƀon Krist gisehan móstin they desired eagerly to see Christ.) Ús is eallum neód ðæt wé ðín médrencynn mótan cunnan we all desire to know thy descent on the mother's side, 15, 33; Cri. 245. Wundorlíc is geworden ðín wísdóm ne mæg ic him on neóde á neáh cuman (I cannot with all my endeavours come near it ), Ps. Th. 138, 4. Noe tealde ðæt hé on neód hine gif hé land ne funde sécan wolde Noah reckoned that if the raven did not find land it would eagerly seek him, Cd. Th. 87, 4 ; Gen. 1443. Hié God herigaþ, and him be namon gehwam on neód (earnestly ) sprecaþ, 242, 25 ; Dan. 424. Ic ðínne naman on neód secge confitebor nomini tuo, Ps. Th. 137, 2. Sóðfæste ðínne naman willaþ þuruh neód herigean justi confitebuntur nomini tuo, 139, 13. Se ðe naman ðínne þurh neód forhtaþ he that is earnest in reverencing thy name, 60, 4. ¶ The instrumental with adverbial force occurs very frequently in the Psalms. Neóde, néde, niéde, nýde earnestly, diligently, eagerly :-- Weoroda mǽst fore Waldende gǽþ neóde and nýde (the good will go eagerly, the wicked only on compulsion ), Exon. Th. 66, 15; Cri, 1072. Oft hé hǽþengield gesóhte neóde geneahhe (very diligently ), 244, 7 ; Jul. 24 : Ps. Th. 82, 12, 13. His naman neóde heriaþ, 67; 4. His naman neóde lufiaþ, 68, 37. Hí hyrdnesse neóde begangaþ they diligently keep watch, 89, 5 : 112, 2 : 121, 6. Néde, 105, 36 : 118, 55. Nýde, 118, 132 : 114, 4. Niéde, Ps. Ben. 43, 27. Þurh ðínra neóda (niéda, MS. Verc.), lust by the pleasure of thy passions, Exon. Th. 369, 29; Seel. Ex. 48. Hé ús on hæft nimeþ ofer ússe neóde lust (contrary to our desires ), 16, 30 ; Cri. 261. Wé ðǽrinne andlangne dæg nióde namon in the hall the live long day we took our pleasure, Beo. Th. 4238 ; B. 2116. [O. Sax. niud : O. Frs. niod : O. H. Ger. niot ; m. desiderium, cupido.] v. next word.
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