efne
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efne
Add:I. evenly. 1. uniformly, regularly. Cf. efen, I. Mé is metegung on módsefan hú ic ǽ þíne efnast healde lex tua meditatio mea est, Ps. Th. 118, 77. 2. with equanimity. v. efen, II. Hé hit emne and geðyldelíce (aequanimiter ) forbær, Past. 227, 22. 3. equally, justly, fairly. v. efen, III. Dém þú swíþe emne, Ll. Th. i. 54, 11. Hié bǽdon þæt hé hié ymb þæt ríce gesémde, and on þǽre gewitnesse wǽre þæt hit emne gedǽled wǽre, Ors. 3, 7; S. 114, 18. 4. equally. v. efen, IV. Emne unwemme, Ll. Th. i. 166, 21. II. as intensive or emphatic particle. 1. exactly, just. a. with a numeral Efne nigon hund wintra and lxxi. on þýs geáre, Bl. H. 119, 2: 129, 16. b. of manner, degree Mid wíne and hunige gemenged gelíce efne (just alike ), Lch. i. 363, 14. ¶ followed by swá, swelce :-- Cirican mund*-*byrd is efne swá cynges, Ll. Th. i. 330, 21. Emne suelce (just at if; quasi) hié him on ðæt nebb spǽten, Past. 45, 3. Efne swylce ac si, Gr. D. 216, 18: 220, 16. Efne swá seó byrþen siteþ . . . swá sæt seó byrþen, Bl. H. 75, 7: 221, 12. Hié cwǽdon . . . Efne swá swá hié openlíce cwǽdon . . ., 81, 19. Efne þǽm gelícost swylce . . ., 221, 14. c. of time, just now, directly Wyrcað dǽdbóte, for ðan þe heofonan ríce efne geneálǽchð, Hml. S. 16, 133. Uton ús gesettan efne nú (even now, at once ) heretogan, Num. 14, 4. 2. just, only, no other than Wundurlic wíse and efne heofonlic mira res et non nisi caelitus facta, Bd. 4, 11; Sch. 408, 11. Efne þá án þá þe tó ǽfæstnesse belumpon ea tantummodo quae ad religionetn pertinent, 4, 24; Sch. 482, 7. Ne gedafenað hé elles dó, bútan swá hé efne on axan and on duste licge, Bl. H. 227, 14. Efne gé mé sylfum dóð, 215, 26. Him ne bið nǽfre nán rest seald búton emne þý dæge, Ll. Th. ii. 396, 37. 3. even Hit áwriten is be Salamonne hú hé áfióll emne oð ðæt hé dióflum ongan gieldan Salomon usque ad idololatriam cecidisse describitur, Past. 393, 14. Simle ic beó gemyndig efne (etiam ) betweoh tweóndan frecnisse úra gefeohta, Nar. 1, 9. hé efne munuclífe gyta swíþor lifde þonne lǽwedes mannes, Bl. H. 213, 10. Manige men . . . ge efne eác manige hǽþene men, 129, 24. 4. lo, indeed, now Efne ecce, An. Ox. 40, 2, 36. Efene en, 9, 16. Efne ðá ðá se apostol sprecende wæs, Hml. Th. i. 66, 15: Hml. S. 15, 60: 22, 75. Efne þú eart gelǽred, 22, 16, 43. Ðú góda cyngc, efne þes man þe þú swá wel wið gedést, hé is æfestful for ðínum góde, Ap. Th. 14, 23. Heó hæfde efne and heóld þæs líchaman lustes forhæfdnesse, ac hwæðre . . . carnis quidem continentiam habuit, sed . . ., Gr. D. 340, 15. Efne . . ., ac . . ., Hml. S. 22, 107. Mín se leófesta láreów, and efne tó mínre méder . . . se leófesta freónd my dearest teacher, and indeed, next to my mother, my dearest friend, Nar. 1, 11: Bl. H. 217, 18. Ond efne swíðe mín weorod wæs gewelgod et sane miles locupletatus est, Nar. 7, 5. (4 a) with nú :-- Efne nú en, Kent. Gl. 9. Efene nú ic eom geara tó eówere neóde ecce adsum, R. Ben. 3, 2. Efne nú is ðeós gifu eów ætbróden, Hml. Th. i. 64, 23. [O. H. Ger. ebano aeque, ordinate, aequanimiter, aequaliter, pariter.] v. un-efne.
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