wiþerweard-ness
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wiþerweard-ness
e; f. I. hostility, contention, opposition. v. wiþer-weard, I. Nis ðǽr ege, ne geflit, ne yrre, ne nǽnig wiþerweardnes, Blickl. Homl. 25, 32. Hé wearð grǽdig ðæs gódan deáþes bútan ǽlcre scylde and ǽlcre wiðerweardnesse wið hine he (David) was greedy for the death of the good man (Uriah), who was without any crime against him and had shewn no hostility to him, Past. 3; Swt. 37, 2. Mid wiðerwurdnessa cum aemulo, Hpt. Gl. 405, 32. Sume sace wyðerwyrdnesse hit getácnaþ, Lchdm. iii. 198, 13. II. perversity, frowardness, depravity, arrogance. v. wiþer-weard, IV. Wiðirweardnis ł wyrs perversius, Mt. Kmbl. p. 2, 1. Wiþerwerdnysse arrogantie, Anglia xiii. 371, 83. Wyþerwyrdnysse, 369, 56. Wiðirwordnisum pravis, Rtl. 91, 24. III. unfavourable condition, adverse circumstance, adversity. v. wiþer-weard, V. Seó wiþerweardnes adversa fortuna, adversitas, Bt. 20; Fox 72, 5, 9, 12. Nán yfel ne mæg ðé geneálǽcan, ac ǽlc wiðerweardnys gewíteþ fram ðínre sáwle, Basil admn. 1; Norm. 34, 10. Ðú ðé ne anhebbe on ofermétto on ðínre gesundfulnesse, ne eft ðé ne geortrýwe nánes gódes on nánre wiþerweardnesse, Bt. 6; Fox 16, 1. On wiberwerdnesse in aduersitate, Wülck. Gl. 252, 4. Wiðirwordnise, Rtl. 14, 20. Hé ðisses middangeardes orsorgnesse ne gímð, ne him náne wiðerweardnesse ne andrǽt ðisse worolde qui prospera mundi postposuit, qui nulla adversa pertimescit, Past. 10; Swt. 61, 8: 33; Swt. 219, 2. Hé sǽde ge hwylce wiþerwardnesse (-wordnesse, Bd. M. 330, 10), ge eft hwylce frófre on ðám wiþerweardnessum (-wordnissum, Bd. M.) him becom, Bd. 4, 22; S. 592, 17. Geþyld on wiðerwerdnyssum, Scint. 12, 12. On wiþerwerdnyssum in adversitatibus, 62, 2. Ða getreówfullan for Godes ege ealle lífes wiðerweardnesse (universa contraria ) forþyldigian scylun, R. Ben. 27, 7. IV. contrariety, diversity. v. wiþer-weard, VI. Seó wiþerweardnes ðe wé ǽr ymbe sprǽcon, Bt. 21; Fox 74, 32: Met. 11, 78.
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