eornost
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun, Adverb
Gender: Feminine
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eornost
es; n. (not f.) AddHeardlic eornost and wíslic wærscipe and steðefæst módstaþol . . . bið witena gehwilcum weorðlicre micle þonne hé his wísan fágige tó swíðe, Ll. Th. ii. 318, 37. Ne healde gé mid suelcum eorneste (studio ) ðá heorde suelce hirdas scoldon, Past. 89, 14. Beóð ánrǽde and habbað sum eornost. Sé ðe eornost næfð, earfoðlíce hé sceal ǽfre geðeón tó ǽnigre geðingðe, Hml. A. 48, 582-4. Hé mid geleáfan clipode on his eornost tó Gode, Ǽlfc. T. Grn. 11, 38. Eornisti (-esti, -ęsti) serio (the form might be instrumental adjective), Txts. 97, 1845. ¶ on eornost 1. in earnest, seriously On eornyst serio, An. Ox. 7, 203. Git mæg þeáh bót cuman, wille hit man georne on eornost áginnan, Ll. Th. i. 348, 24. Ús eallum tó woruldscame, gyf wé on eornost ǽnige cúðan to the shame of'us all, if we really could feel any, Wlfst. 163, 8. 2. with weakened force, indeed. Cf. eornostlíce Sóðlíce on eornost ic eów secge amen quippe dico vobis, Mt. 17, 20. v. eornoste; adv.
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