open
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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open
adj. Open. I. not shut, a. allowing ingress or egress Heofen biþ open on sumum ende . . . and mycel mægen forþ cymeþ þurh ðone openan dǽl. Blickl. Homl. 93, l. Open scræf. Cd. Th. 212, 10; Exod. 537. Open wæs ðæt eorþærn (the sepulchre). Exon. Th. 460, 18; Hö. 19. Ðín carcern open wé gemétton, Blickl. Homl. 239, 27. Gé geseóþ opene heofenas (caelum apertum), Jn. Skt. 1, 51. b. of a door Ðonne andydan hié ða duru ðe on ða healfe open wæs (the door that opened on that side). . . and mið ðæm ðe hié ðara dura hwelce opene gesáwon. Ors. 3, 5; Swt. 106, 14-16. Biþ oft open eádgum tðgeánes onhliden heofonríces duru. Exon. Th. 198, 16; Ph. 11. Hié gemétton ðæs carcernes duru opene. Blickl. Homl. 239, 24. c. of the eyes Mid openum eágum gesión. Met. 20, 257. d. of wounds, not closed up Ða openan dolg, Exon. Th. 68, 24; Cri. 1108 : Rood Kmbl. 93; Kr. 47 II. not covered, not protected :-- Seó cirice is ufan open and noferhréfed, Blickl. Homl. 125, 26, 30. Open burh urbs patens, Kent. Gl. 975. III. declared, public :-- Ða béc (of the Old Testament) synd gehátene seó ealde gecýðnyss and seó ealde ǽ, ðæt is, open lagu ðe God gesette Israhéla folce. Hexam. l; Norm. 2, 19. IV. not secret, not concealed, discovered, brought to light (in reference to things where concealment is desired) :-- Hwanon ys ðis word open geworden (palam Jactitm), Ex. 2, 14. Ne déþ nán man nán þing on díglum ac sécþ ðæt hit open sý (in palam esse), Jn. Skt. 7, 4. Ðæt móte beón open and onwrigen hwæt hé sý, Blickl. Homl. 185, 4. Se ðe mánaþ swerige and hit him on open wurðe he that commits perjury, and the crime is clearly proved against him, L. Ath. i. 25; Th. i. 212, 18. Gif open morþ weorðe ágife man mágum ðone banan if in a case of murder the murderer be discovered, let him be given up to the kinsmen of the murdered man, L. C. S. 57; Th. i. 406, 25. Æt openre þýfþe in case of discovered, theft, 26; Th. i. 392, 3. Opene weorðaþ monna dǽde the deeds of men shall be brought to light (at the last day), Exon. Th. 64, 32; Cri. 1046. V. without attempt at concealment :-- Antonius him (Octavianus) onbeád gewin and openne feóndscipe, Ors. 5, 13; Swt. 146, l. Blisse on openum, Lchdm. iii. 200, 8. On ða openan tíd the last day when nothing is concealed, Exon. Th. 96, 9; Cri. 1571. VI. manifest, clear, plain, evident :-- Ðá cwæþ hé : 'Genóg sweotol ðæt is ðætte for ðý sint góde men góde ðe hí gód gemétaþ' Ðá cwæþ ic : ' Genóg open hit is ' certum est, adeptione boni, bonos fieri. Certum, Bt. 36, 3 ; Fox 176, 29. Se ðe unwíslíce leofaþ biþ open sott, ðeáh him swá ne þince, Homl. Skt. i. 13, 132. Is seó wyrd mid eów open orgete, Andr. Kmbl. 1517; An. 760. Ðá ágann Landfranc atýwian mid openum gesceáde (with manifest reason), ðæt hé mid rihte crafede ðás ða hé crafede, Chr. 1070; Erl. 208, 17. [O. Sax. opan: O. Frs. epen: Icel. opinn: O. H. Ger. offan.]
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