stíþness
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
stíþness
e ; f. Hardness, severity, force ; violentia, Hpt. Gl. 435, 76 : 516, 23 : duritia, 482, 66. I. hardness, stiffness in a physical sense Gif hwylc stíðnes on líchoman becume, genim ðás wyrte . . . lege tó ðam sáre, Lchdm, i. 132, 16. Wiþ ǽghwylce gegaderunga þe on ðam líchoman ácenned beóþ, genim ðás wyrte . . . lege tó ðam sáre, hit tófereþ ealle ða stíðnyssa, 140, 14 : 150, 10. Ia. fig. hardness of heart :-- Stíðnise heartes duritiam cordis, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 19, 8. II. firmness, constancy Ða hnescan vel wácmód, ðæt synd ða ðe náne stíðnysse nabbaþ ongeán leahtras, Homl. Skt. i. 17, 40. III. severity, strictness, hardness, rigour Mid micelre car*-*fulnysse stíðnyss seó sý gemetegud magna sollicitudine districtio ipsa moderetur, Scint. 123, 9. Beó him gesǽd eall seó stíðnys and earfoðnys ðe tó Gode lǽt predicentur ei omnia dura et aspera per que itur ad Deum, R. Ben. 96, 19. Ne hý mid weorces stíðnesse ofsette sýn ut . . . ne violentia laboris opprimantur, 75, 9. Ðæt wé mid sumere stíðnysse tó ðam gástlícum gefeohte ús gegearcian, Homl. Th. ii. 86, 12, 26 : 374, 15. Gif hwá ða stíðnysse áberan ne mæg ðe his scrift him tǽcþ si quis austeritatem perferre nequeat, quam confessarius ejus ei praescripserit, L. Ecg. P. iv. 60 ; Th. ii. 220, 25.
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