un-gewiss
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
un-gewiss
es; n. I. uncertainty, ignorance, unconsciousness Se ðe his sylfes blód on spátl mid ungewisse forswelge qui sanguinem proprium inscius cum saliva sorbuerit, L. Ecg. C. 40; Th. ii. 166, 5. Gif eall folc syngaþ þurh ungewiss (through ignorance (A. V.); per imperitiam), Lev. 4, 13. Swá hwæt swá wé þurh ungewis oððe þurh hwylce dysignesse gedón habban, Homl. Ass. 143, 136. ¶ Ungewisses in ignorance, unintentionally, unconsciously, unwittingly :-- Ða scylda ðe ic ungewisses geworhte ne gemun ðú; ðæt synt ða ðe ic wénde ðæt nán scyld nǽre delicta ignorantiae meae ne memineris, Ps. Th. 24, 6. Swelce hé hit ungewisses oððe ungewealdes doo agit velut nesciens, Past. 33; Swt. 215, 10. Ðonne hé of unwísdóme and ungewisses oððe ungewealdes gesyngaþ cum solo ignorantia delinquitur, 21; Swt. 157, 25. II. what is uncertain or unknown; incertum Ðá gebende án scytta his bogan and áscét ána flán swylce on ungewis (cf. O. H. Ger. in ung(i)uis a casu) vir quidam tetendit arcum, in incertum sagittam dirigens (1 Kings 22, 34), Homl. Skt. i. 18, 220. Ðæt hié on swá micle néþinge and on swá micel ungewiss ǽgðer ge on sǽs fyrhto ge on wéstennum wildeóra ge on þeóda gereordum, ðæt hié hiene æfter friþe sóhton that they ventured upon so much that was hazardous and so much that was unknown in respect to both the terrors of the sea and the deserts with their wild beasts and the languages of nations to seek him and get peace, Ors. 3, 9; Swt. 136, 24. Ongewissu and díglu wísdómes ðínes ðú swutelodest mé incerta et occulta sapientiae tuae manifestasti mihi, Ps. Spl. 50, 7. v. next word, II a. III. the word also glosses ignominia. v. next word, III Gefyl ansýne heora of ungewisse imple facies eorum ignominia, Ps. Spl. 82, 15: Blickl. Gl.
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