for-gifnes
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for-gifnes
for-gifennes (-gifenes). Add:I. remission of a fine, tax, &c. Ic wille ealle þá freódóm and ealle þá forgiuenesse þe míne forgengles geáfen, þet hit stande, Chr. 963; P. 117, 5. II. release Tó bodanne hæftedum forgefnisse praedicare captiuis remissionem, Lk. R. L. 4, 18. III. forgiveness of sin, offence, &c. Hé him þone eádigan wer forgifnesse bæd, Bl. H. 223, 13. Mæht forgefnisse synna potestas dimittendi peccata, Mt. L. 9, 6. Forgefenise, p. 15, 20. Forgiefnesse, Past. 399, 18. In forgefnisse synna in remissionem peccatorum, Lk. R. L. 1, 77. Ðǽm hóendum forgefnise from feder of gebæd crucifigentibus ueniam a patre deposcens, Lk. p. 11, 7. On synna forgifennysse (-gyfenesse, v. l., -gefnisse, L. R.) in remissionem peccatorum, Mk. 1, 4. Hié nǽfre forgifenesse æt Gode ne biddaþ, Bl. H. 65, 13. Þú sealdest mannum synna forgifnessa, 87, 12. IV. mildness, lenity, indulgence; in a bad sense, laxity Oft ungemetlico fofgifnes bið gelícet ðæt mon wéneð ðæt hit sié mildheortnes saepe inordinata remissio pietas creditur, Past. 149, 9. Milsia ł forgefnise miseratione, Mt. p. 18, 8. Of forgefnise de indulgentia, Mk. p. 5, 17: Rtl. 97, 39. Bútan miltsunge ł forgyfenysse sine respectu, An. Ox. 3462. Forgifenysse, 4795.
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