breóst
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breóst
Add: [The word occurs of all three genders, and can be used in the plural (dual) when a single person is referred to.] I. the front of the chest Mid gildenum girdle his breóst wæs befangen . . . hé silf wæs begird æt his hálgum breóste (praecinctus ad mamillas zona aurea , Rev. l, 13), Ll. Th. ii. 370, 4-7. Oþ mannes breóst (cf. swyran, Shrn. 81, 13) heah, Bl. H. 127, 6. Cumað deór . . . , and heora breósta beóð mid byrnum befangene (habebant loricas , Rev. 9, 9), Wlfst. 200, 12. Hé hlinode ofer ðæs Hǽlendes breóstum (onufa breóst supra pectus , L. R.), Jn. 13, 25. Þæs láreówes scóh hé ásette on ðá breóst (pectus ) þæs deádan líchama. . . Gr. D. 19, 12. II. the chest, thorax Breóst thorax, Wrt. Voc. i. 65, 6 ; 283, 27 : pectus , 28. On iugoðe bið se líchama þeónde on strangum breóste, Hml. Th. i. 614, 11. III. the stomach, womb Breóst crassum (ventrem, v. l.), Lch. i. lxx, i. Wiþ innoþes sáre and þǽra breósta (or under IV.?), Lch. i. 182, 21. Þis ofet is swá swéte, blíð on breóstum (bonum ad vescendum), Gen. 656. On þám hálgan breóstum hé eardode nigon mónaþ, Bl. H. 105, 16. IV. a breast; mamma, mamilla Hé hét hí gewríðan on ðám breóste, and hét siððan of áceorfan. Heó him cwæð tó: ' Ne sceamode þé tó ceorfanne ðú sylf suce, ac ic habbe míne breóst on mínre sáwle ansunde '. . . Heó beseah tó hyre breóste and wæs corfene breóst geedstaðelod, Hml. S. 8, 122, 146. Þurh þæt swíðre breóst, Sal. K. 204, 25. Underneoðan oþer breóst sub mamma . Ors. 3, 9 ; S. 134, 23. Sceal mon þis wrítan and dón þás word on þá winstran breóst, Lch. ii. 140, 27. Breóstum pipillis, papillis , Wrt. Voc. ii. 94, 54. Brióst mamillas , Lch. i. lxxii, 2. V. breast as seat of feeling, &c. Hú mycel se camp wæs in þæs mannes breóste . . . Seó árfæstnys oferswýðde þone strangan breóst, forðon nǽre se breóst oferfunden, gif hine seó árfæstnes ne oferswýðde, Gr. D. 18, 2-22. Þurh þone hálegan breósð úres fæder, 2, 19. His breósð sién simle onhielde for árfæstnesse tó forgiefnesse per pietatis viscera citius ad ignoscendum flectitur , Past. 61, 12. v. ang-breóst.
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