ge-metfæstnys
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ge-metfæstnys
Add: (i) meekness, gentleness, v. ge-metfæst. 2. Petrus tihte geleáffulle wíf tó eádmódnysse and gemetfæstnysse (cf. the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit; quieti et modesti spiritus, l Pet. 3, 4), Hml. Th. i. 98, 3. 2. sobriety, discretion, v. gemetfæst, 4. Þæt sý mid micelre gestæþðignesse and gemetfæstnesse cum omni gravitate et modestia, R. Ben. 47, 14. Ðæt sý mid micelre gemetfæstnesse and gestæþþignesse gedón ipsum cum summa gravitate et moderatione honestissime fiat, 67, 14. 3. moderation in food, temperance Gang hé tó his gereorde and mid micelre sýfernysse and gemetfæstnysse his góda brúce, and ná mid nánre oferfylle ne mid oferdrince, Hml. A. 144, 16. v. un-gemetfæstness.
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