wlencu
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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wlencu
(-o); indecl.: wlenc, e; f. I. pride, high spirit. v. wlanc, I. Wénic ðæt gé for wlenco, nalles for wræcsíðum, ac for higeþrymmum Hróðgár sóhton, Beo. Th. 681; B. 338. Þrym sceal mid wlenco, þríste mid cénum, Exon. Th. 337, 7; Gn. Ex. 61. II. in an unfavourable sense, pride, arrogance, haughtiness, insolence. v. wlanc, II. Him wlenco gesceód, oferhýd egle, Cd. Th. 258, 20; Dan. 678. Hié wlenco onwód, ðæt hié firendǽda tó frece wurdon, 155, 27; Gen. 2579: 217, 3; Dan. 17. Uulencu fastu, Wrt. Voc. ii. 108, 32. Wlenceo, 35, 12. Git for wlence wada cunnedon, and for dolgilpe on deóp wæter aldrum néþdon, Beo. Th. 1020; B. 508: Exon. Th. 114, 27; Gú. 179. Ðý læs hé for wlence, wuldorgeofona ful, of gemete hweorfe, and forhycge heánspédigran, 294, 32; Crä. 24: Cd. Th. 100, 32; Gen. 1673. For wlenco, Beo. Th. 2416; B. 1206. Wlence insolentiam, Wrt. Voc. ii. 44, 6. Þeódum ýwaþ wísdóm weras, wlencu forleósaþ, Exon. Th. 132, 18; Gú. 474. II a. used of an animal :-- See III. distinction of various kinds, splendour, pomp, dignity, magnificence, wealth, greatness. v. wlanc, IV. ÐÐa tída ða áne burg welge gedydan . . . þurh ðære ánre burge wlenco (wealth ) wurdon ealle óþra tó wǽdlan gedóne, Ors. 5, 1; Swt. 214, 10. Forseó ðysse worulde wlenco, gif ðú wille beón welig on ðínum móde, Prov. Kmbl. 50. Ǽghwylce wlence and ídele rence forhogian to despise all pomp and vanity, L. I. P. 14; Th. ii. 322, 9. Ðæt mennisce mód bið oft upáhafen, ðeáh hit mid náne onwalde ne sié underléd; ac hú micle má wénst ðú ðæt hit wolde, gif ða wlencea (wlenca, Hatt. MS.) and se anwald ðǽr wǽre tó gemenged, Past. 17; Swt. 114, 1. Hié wǽron welige on ðyssum middangearde, and heora wlenca wǽron swíþe monigfealde on landum and on wíngeardum, and heora hordernu wǽron mid monigfealdum wlencum gefylde, Blickl. Homl. 99, 14-17: 101, 7. Hwǽr beóþ ðonne his welan and his wista? hwǽr beóþ ðonne his wlencea and his anmédlan? 111, 34. Hé is wyrma wlence it is the pride of serpents, Salm. Kmbl. 165; Sal. 82. Ðæra wlenca ł walana divitiarum, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 13, 22. Hé breác longe ǽr wlencea under wolcnum (cf. his mód ǽr tó ðám woruldsǽlþum gewunod wæs, Bt. 1; Fox 4, 1), Met. 1, 76. Ic cwæð on mínum wlencum and on mínre orsorhnesse ego dixi in abundantia mea, Ps. Th. 29, 6: Past. 65; Swt. 465, 15. Ne ðyrfe hé bión tó upáhæfen for nánum wlencum ne for nánre orsorgnesse non huuc prospera elevent, 14; Swt. 83, 16. Ðone naman ic sceolde habban, ðæt ic wǽre wela and weorþscipe; ac hié hine habbaþ on mé genumen, and hine habbaþ gesealdne heora wlencum and getehhod tó heora leásum welum, Bt. 7, 3; Fox 20, 30: Blickl. Homl. 53, 9. Þeáh hwá wexe mid micelre æþelcundnesse his gebyrda, and þeó on eallum welum and on eallum wlencum magnet titulis fulgeat claris domus, Bt. 19; Fox 68, 32: Met. 10, 28. Ðú forlǽtan scealt ídle ofersǽlþa . . . ne ðú ðé ǽfre ne lǽt wlenca gewǽcan, Met. 5, 31. v. gold-, ofer-, weorold-wlencu.
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