cyst
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cyst
I. dele last two passages. II. substitute for 'with gen. pl. . . . æstimatio,' an excellent, precious thing; with gen. the best of anything, best of its class (cf. colloquial the pick of), and add Gif wé þám dǽdlican þás cyste (cf. ungerím feós, 231) geúðan, Hml. S. 3, 281. Ne hí for áwyht eorþan cyste (the pick of earth) þá sélestan geseón woldon pro nihilo habuerunt terram desiderabilem, Ps. Th. 105, 20. III. AddHit ne beóð náne cysta ne nán cræft non virtutis est donum, Past. 347, 16. Þǽm ðe worð bið in láre and in ðǽwum and in clǽnnise and in cystum, Mt. L. 10, 8 note. Beóð gesomnad on þá swíðran hond þá clǽnan folc Críste gecorene bi cystum (by their virtues), Cri. 1224. III a. liberality, bounty, munificence :-- God ásend his rénscúras ofer ðá rihtwísan menn and ofer ðá manfullan for his mycclan cyste (cf. God that giveth to all men liberally, Jam. 1, 5), Hml. S. 11, 334. Cyste munificentiam, Wrt. Voc. ii. 75, 57: 56, 61. Ðá uncystgan cysta man lǽre tenacibus infundatur tribuendi largitas, Past. 453, 27. Hé weorðeð eádig, sé þe hine God cystum geceóseþ, Ps. Th. 64, 4. III b. = (?) stæf-cyst :-- Stæfcræftes, cyste (cyste, stæfcræftas, Hpt. Gl. 477, 49) litteraturae, An. Ox. 3031. IV. a troop. v. cist in Dict. v. stæf-, unriht-cyst.
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