ælmesse
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ælmesse
Add:I. alms, what is given in charity Wist vel ælmesse stips, Wrt. Voc. i. 17, 8. Ælmesse agape, 33: eleemosyna vel agape, 28, 56. Swá swá wæter ádwǽscð fýr, swá ádwǽscð seó ælmysse synne, Hml. Th. ii. 106, 7. Ne selle mon tó fela . . . ðý lǽs him gehreówe sió ælmesse, Past. 325, 8. Ðé þúhte ǽfre tó lytel úre ælmesse, Wlfst. 241, 3. Ælmæssan stipis, Wrt. Voc. ii. 78, 35. Ðæt gé dæg*-*hwámlíce dǽlan ælmessan be ðám dǽle ðe ǽlcum men tó onhagige, þeáh hit ne sý bútan feórðan dǽl ánes hláfes, Wlfst. 238, 26. Wé lǽrað ðæt preóstas swá dǽlan folces ælmessan ðæt hig . . . folc tó ælmessan gewænian. And wé lǽrað ðæt preóstas sealmas singan ðonne hí ðá ælmessan dǽlan, Ll. Th. ii. 256, 7-11. Ic ðás elmessan gesette ob mínem erfelande, Cht. Th. 475, 26. Hwæt sceoldon ðé úre ælmessan? Wlfst. 240, 15. 'Forgyfað, and eów bið forgyfen. Syllað, and eów bið geseald.' Ðás twá ælmessena cynn ús sind tó begánne, Hml. Th. ii. 100, 31. Ðæt góde weorc ðára ælmæssena, Gr. D. 320, 25. Geornfull on árfæstum wæstmum ælmesena, Bd. 4, 11; S. 579, 7. Tó ælmessum ad agapem, Wrt. Voc. ii. 86, 57. II. a charitable action Þeáh se man ne nime búton ǽnne stán and ðæne gelecge on fúl slóh, ðæt se ælmesman mæge mid óðrum fét stæppan on ðá clænan healfe, ðæt him byð swýþe micel ælmesse, Wlfst. 303, 11. Ic bidde eów þæt (þǽre?) ælmyssan ðæt ic móte ánes þinges áxian, Hml. S. 23, 721. III. an offering Éghwelc cwicu almes (almus, L.) omnis victima, Mk. R. 9, 49. [Perhaps the word shows Celtic influence; cf. Old Irish almsan.]
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