sýferness
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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sýferness
e; f. Sobriety, moderation, temperance, abstinence, purity Sýfernys abstinentia, Wrt. Voc. i. 51, 7. Seó sýfernes þreáde ðæt werod cweðende ðæt hit ne fyligde ðære gálnesse sobrietas increpat acies dicens ne sequantur luxuriam, Prud. 46 a: 472-492. Seó sýfernes and óðre mægnu, 54. Rúmheortnys and sýfernys (opposed to gítsung and gífernes, 68, 15), Wulfst. 69, 1. Sýfernysse þearf sinceritatis azima, Hymn. Surt. 82, 31: Scint. 42, 16. Ðære sýfernysse (opposed to drunkenness, v. l. 54) gód bodian, Homl. Ass. 146, 60. Mid micelre sýfernysse and gemetfæstnysse, and ná mid nánre oferfylle ne mid oferdrince, 144, 15. Sýfernysse (opposed to druncenscipe, l. 18), 145, 20: Homl. Th. i. 360, 5. Ic brúce ðisum mettum mid sýfernysse (cum sobrietate ), Coll. Monast. Th. 35, 5. Began ðá his geþanc tó sýfernysse (opposed to lust, v. 197, 75) gehwyrfan, Homl. Ass. 198, 96. [O. H. Ger. súbarnessi purificatio, purgatio.] v. un-sýferness.
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