ofer-sprǽc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ofer-sprǽc
e; f. Excessive speaking, loquacity Ne biþ nǽfre sió ofersprǽc bútan synne in multiloquio non deerit peccatum, Past. 38, 8 ; Swt. 279, 23. Áídlode on ofersprǽce multiloquio vacantes, 38, I ; Swt. 271, 10. On ídle ofersprǽce supervacuis verbis, 38, 6; Swt. 277, 11. Ðonne mon mid ungedafenlícre and unwærlícre ofersprǽce ða heortan gedweleþ ðara ðe ðǽrtó hlystaþ and eác se láriów biþ gescinded mid ðære ofersprǽce cum apud corda audientium loquacitatis incauta importunitate laevigatur, el auctorem suum haec eadem loquacitas inquinat, 15, 5; Swt. 95, 19-21. Gelimpeþ ðæt his word beóþ gehwyrfedo tó unnyttre ofersprǽce contingit, ut magistri lingua usque ad excessus verba pertrahatur, 21, 7 ; Swt. 165, 18. [O. H. Ger. ubar-spráhhi.]
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