swǽrness
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
swǽrness
(swár-), e; f. I. heaviness of a burden (lit. or fig.), weight, v. swǽr, I. Hwí settest ðú ðises folces swárnysse (pondus ) uppan mé? Num. 11, 11. Ne mæg ic ána eówre swárnissa (pondus ) and eówre saca ácuman, Deut. 1, 12. II. heaviness, want of readiness in moving, sluggishness, v. swǽr, V. Nán hæfignes ðæs líchoman ne nán unþeáw ne mæg eallunga átión of his móde ða rihtwísnesse . . . ðeáh sió swǽrnes ðæs líchoman and ða unþeáwas oft ábisegien ðæt mód mid ofergiotolnesse non omne mente depulit lumen obliviosam corpus invehens molem , Bt. 35, 1; Fox 154, 31.
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