ge-dwimor
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ge-dwimor
Add:I. an illusion produced by diabolic agency, apparition Gedwimore fantasmale, An. Ox. 4059. Feor áweg gewítan swefna and nihta gedwymeru (faniasmata), Hy. S. II, 31. Tunglera gedwimeru Chaldeorum fantasmata, An. Ox. 3269. II. delusion, deception Sume swefna beóð of deófle tó sumum swicdóme . . . ac his gedwimor ne mæg derian þám gódum, Hml. S. 21, 408. Gedwimeres (-dwomeres, Hpt. Gl. 514, 72) nebulonis (atrum nebulonis phantasma, Ald. 66, 31. For the sense in which nebulonis seems to be taken here cf. nebulonis heówunga, leásunge, 2238), An. Ox. 4695. II a. a delusion, that which (by diabolic power) gives a false idea, deceit :-- Ne gýman gé galdra . . . ne weorðian gé wyllas ne ǽnige wudutreówu, for ðám ǽghwylce ídele syndon deófles gedwimeru, Wlfst. 40, 16. Hig worhton fela gedwimera on anlícnessum, 11, 5. Se deófol wyrcð þonne wundra þurh his scíncræft mid leásum gedwimorum, Hml. S. 35, 351. Sum gedwola mid manegum gedwimorum þæt landfolc bedydrode lange, 31, 834. (St. Martin) geseah gelóme þá deóflu mid mislicum gedwymorum (cf. þá deófla mid heora searocræftum him (St. Martin) cómon gelóme tó, Hml. S. 31, 706) . . . hé næs bepǽht ðurh heora leásungum, Hml. Th. ii. 512, 21. II b. a delusion, a false idea entertained, error :-- Wæs án hálig stów swýðe gewurðod . . . swilce ðǽr martyres lágon . . . Martinus ne gelýfde þám leásum gedwimore (cf. mid heálicum gedwylde, Hml. Th. ii. 506, 27), Hml. S. 31, 346. II c. a practice that deludes :-- Gedwimere necromantia, An. Ox. 4701.
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