wiþer-sæc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
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wiþer-sæc
es; n. I. striving, opposition, contradiction Æt ðæs wiðersæces wæterum ad aquas contradictionis, Deut. 32, 51: Ps. Spl. 105, 31. Fram wiðersace tungana a contradictione linguarum, 30, 16. Genera mé of wiðersacum (contradictionibus ) folces, 17, 45. II. denial Hé (Peter ) gemunde his micclan gebeótes, and mid biterum wópe his wiðersæc behreówsode, Homl. Th. ii. 248, 35. Heó worda gehwæs wiðersæc fremedon, ðæt heó frignan ongan; cwǽdon ðæt heó on aldre áwiht swylces ne ǽr ne síð ǽfre hýrdon, Elen. Kmbl. 1135; El. 569. III. apostasy, recusancy Ðæt heora (the Northumbrians ) geleáfa wurde áwend eft tó Gode fram ðam wiþersæce ðe hi tó gewende wǽron, Homl. Skt. ii. 26, 63. Wearð geopenad his earman wífe his mánfullan behát ðam deófle ... Heó cýdde Basilie hyre cnihtes wiþersæc, i. 3, 408. [O. Sax. wiðar-sak, -saka contradiction.]
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