fægernes
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fægernes
Add:I. beauty that is visible. 1. of a person. v. fæger, I. 1 Se líchoma ealdaþ and his fægernes gewíteþ, Bl. H. 57, 29. Fægernesse venustate (membrorum ), Hpt. Gl. 516, 50. Wlitig mǽden*-*mann on wundorlicre fægernysse, Hml. A. 94, 82: 2, 26: Ælfc. T. Grn. 2, 24. 2. of other living creatures Sió fealwe fægernes (fulva venustas (pavonis ), Wrt. Voc. ii. 89, 62. 3. of things Hwæt belimpþ þé heora (sun, moon and stars ) fægernesse? hwæþer ðú durre gilpan heora fægernes þín sié?, Bt. 14, 1; F. 40, 22. Fægernes venustas (marmoris ), Wrt. Voc. ii. 75, 73. Þes middangeard wæs ealre fægernesse full, Bl. H. 115, 6. Þá hié emb þá fægernesse þæs temples sprǽcan . . . hé cwæþ: 'Hwæt gé geseóþ ealle þá fægernessa þissa getimbra, 77, 31. Þá fægernesse þæs londes, Nar. 26, 25. (3 a) a beautiful thing, ornament :-- Beorhtra ðonne ealra heofona tunglu oððe on ealre eorðan sýn goldes and seolfres frætwednissa and fægernissa, Sal. K. p. 150, 18. II. beauty, elegance of diction Áwend sprǽc tó óðrum híwe, hwílon for fægernysse, hwílon for neóde, Ælfc. Gr. Z. 294, 18. Fægernyssa on lédensprǽce, hú heó betst gelógod beó, 295, 4. III. pleasantness, a pleasant, delightful condition Ne mæg nán man hit ásecgan ymbe þá fægernessa þe God hafað gegearwod þám mannum þe hine lufian willað, Hml. A. 167, 100. IV. moral or spiritual beauty Seó fægernes þǽre sáule, Bl. H. 57, 31. Brúcan his wuldres fægernesse, 39, 24. [O. H. Ger. fagar-nessi claritas.] v. un-, weorold-fægerness.
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