ofer-méttu (o)
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ofer-méttu (o)
indecl. in sing. ; but declined in pl. , where it is used with singular meaning, cf. ofer-hygd, -méde : perhaps all the instances which follow may belong to the plural, since eáþmétto takes a verb in the plural; f. Pride, arrogance, haughtiness Hine his hyge gespeón and his ofermétto ealra swíðost, Cd. Th. 22, 35; Gen. 351. þurh heora miclan mód, and þurh ofermétto, 22, 7 ; Gen. 337 : 21, 30; Gen. 332. Hé biþ on oferméttu (-métto, Cott. MSS.) áwended . . . hé ástág on ofermétto in elationem permutatur. . . intumuit , Past. 3, 2 ; Swt. 35, 13-16. On ofermétto in superbiam , 19, 3 ; Swt. 147, 3: Bt. 6; Fox 14, 34. God hyra ofermǽtan ofermétto genyðerode, Ors. l, 7; Swt. 38, 28. God ða mǽstan ofermétto gewræc on ðam folce, 6, 2; Swt. 256, 5. Ðe ofermétto dóþ qui faciunt superbiam , Ps. Th. 30, 27. Ofermétto fastu , Wrt. Voc. ii. 33, 62. Ðis synt ða ídelnyssa ðisse worulde: ǽrest is ofermétta (arrogantia ), L. Ecg. P. i. 8 ; Th. ii. 174, 32. Ne gerísaþ heom príta, ne micele ofermétta, L. I. P. 10; Th. ii. 318, 32. Heora eáþmétto ne mihton náuht forstandan, ne húru heora ofermétta, Bt. 29, 2 ; Fox 106, 1. Ðonne weaxaþ ða ofermétta (cf. ðonan mǽst cymeþ yfla oferméta, Met. 25, 44), 37, 1; Fox 186, 19. Mid his ágnum wordum ðone swiran gebiége his ágenra ofermétta suo judicio superbiae cervicem calcat , Past. 26, 3; Swt. 185, 15. On heora oferméttum in superbia , Ps. Th. 30, 20. On oferméttum áþunden, Past. proem.; Swt. 25, 6. Biscopum gebiraþ ealdlíce wísan búton oferméttum, L. I. P. 10 ; Th. ii. 318, 31. Lét befeallan on ðæt éce fýr ðe him gegearcod wæs for heora oferméttum, Homl. Th. i. 12, 4: Met. 5, 32 : Bt. 16, 1; Fox 50, 9-11. Mid ofermétum superbia , Past. 42, 2; Swt. 307, 7. Ne mæg hé wið ofermétta, Bt. 12; Fox 36, 10. Múþ heora spræc ofermétta (superbiam ), Ps. Lamb. 16, 10 : Met. 7, 8.
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