stillness
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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stillness
e ; f. Stillness, quiet ; quies, Ælfc. Gr. 9, 27 ; Zup. 53, 9. I. in a physical sense, absence of noise or disturbance On ðisse tíde nihtlícre stillnesse tempore isto nocturno quietis, Bd. 4, 25 ; S. 601, 1. Windum stilnesse bebeódan, Blickl. Homl. 177, 17. Ðonne (in church ) lǽrþ ús Godes engel stilnesse and gemetlíce sprǽce . . . lǽrþ ús se deófol unstilnesse and ungemetlíce hleahtras and unnytte sprǽce, Wulfst. 233, 13-18. II. quiet, silence Stilnysse taciturnitatis, Hpt. Gl. 455, 54. Swígan ł stilnysse taciturnitatem, 503, 63. Hé mid stilnesse (cum silentio ) his líf geendode, Bd. 4, 24 ; S. 599, 7. III. absence of disturbance or molestation, tranquillity, peace, security Stil*-*nys securitas, requies ł quietudo, Hpt. Gl. 451, 43. Hé on ðære gewune*-*lícan stilnesse Drihtne lifde solito in silentio vacare Domino coepit, Bd. 5, 9 ; S. 623, 31. Ðá hæfde Hannibal and Rómáne án geár stilnesse (quies a tumultu bellorum ) him betweónum . . . On ðære stilnesse Scipia geeode ealle Ispanie, Ors. 4, 10 ; Swt. 198, 34. Ðú eart nú of ðinre stilnesse áhworfen, Bt. 7, 1 ; Fox 16, 24. Gif wé ða stilnesse habbaþ, Past. pref. ; Swt. 7, 9. Habbaþ eów stilnysse and sibbe, Homl. Th. i. 592, 6. Ða stylnysse middaneardlícere sibbe wé áwendaþ tó ýdelre orsorhnysse, ii. 540, 7. IV. abstinence from, exemption from. v. stille, IV. Ðá ðá hé lǽrde ðæt ðære ciricean ðegnas sceoldon stilnesse ðæra ðénunga habban (be exempt from secular services, cf. 129, 10), Past. 18 ; Swt. 130, 4. V. that which appeases (? cf. O. Frs. stilnese nursing : Ger. still-amme wet-nurse : Swed. stilla to give fodder to cattle ; to suckle a child) Stilnesse, gefylnesse supplemento (supplementum viaticum, subsidium ad vitae necessaria, Migne), Wrt. Voc. ii. 77, 9. [O. H. Ger. stilnissi tranquillitas, silentium.] v. un-stillness.
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