gidding
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gidding
Dele first and last passages, take here gedding in Dict., and add: I. of metrical composition Béda þises hálgan líf ǽgðer ge æfter ánfealdre gereccednysse ge æfter leóðlicere gyddunge áwrát Bede wrote St. Cuthbert's life both in prose and in verse , Hml. Th. ii. 134, l. II. of formal or serious speech. 1. a dark saying, riddle, an enigma Geddunga enigmata , Wrt. Voc. ii. 32, 54. 2. of figurative speech, a similitude, parable Gicwæð hé ðás geddunga, onlícnesse ł bisene dicebat hanc similitudinem , Lk. R. 13, 6. Geddunge parabolam , 15, 3: 19, Geddong, Lk. p. 10, 7. Getdung, 7, 3. (Parabola is often glossedby geddung in the Lindisfarne and Rushworth versions of St. Luke's Gospel.) 3. of prophetic or divine speech Drihten, . . . giðæht ðín ald geddung sóð sié Domine, . . . consilium tuum antiquum verum fiat , Rtl. I. 9. Gyddunge gerýna (futura propheticae) diuinationis oracula , An. Ox. 2534: 2, 97. Ðurh Crístes ðrowunge wurdon ðǽra wítgena gyddunga gefyllede, Hml. Th. ii. 372, 13. Gehýrað wítedóm, Ióbes gieddinga, Ph. 549. v. leóþ-gidding.
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