wódness
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wódness
e; f. I. madness, fury, frenzy, rage Wódnys rabies, Wrt. Voc. i. 45, 71: 75, 58, Ðá geáxode se cyning be ðam witseócum menn, hú se apostol hine fram ðære wódnysse áhredde, Homl. Th. i. 458, 9. Wurdon áflígde deófla fram mannum, ða ðe on wódnysse ǽr wǽron gedrehte, Homl. Skt. ii. 26, 199. Hé of his gewitte wearð, and hine se feónd swýþe swencte mid ðære wódnysse, Guthl. 12 ; Gdwin. 56, 15. Ðæt wíf wearð mid máran wódnysse (with greater fury) ástyrod. Homl. Th. ii. 30, 15 : Homl. Ass. 72, 170. His sáwul is ðurh deófol gedreht; him is neód ðæt hé his ágene wódnysse tócnáwe, Homl. Th. ii. 110, 29. On wódnessum ł gewytlýstum leásum in insanias falsas, Ps. Lamb. 39, 5. Wodnyssa and réðnyssa furias atque ferocia, Hymn. Surt. 132, 18. II. blasphemy, v. wód (l a) Ðá sæt hé tǽlende ðone Hǽlend . . . His wódnys wearð gewrecen ðurh God, Homl. Ass. 60, 212. [Wodnesse insania, furia, furor, Prompt. Parv. 531: Chauc. woodnesse : O. H. Ger. wuotnessa dementia.]
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