gifol-ness
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
gifol-ness
e; f. Liberality, munificence Sint tó manienne ðá ðe mildheortlíce sellað . . . ðý lǽs sió gídsung ðæs lǽnan lofes ádwǽsce ðæt leóht ðǽre giofolnesse, oððe eft sió giofolness sié gemenged wið unrót-nesse, oððe eft for dǽm giefum his mód fægnige ne dationis lumen laudis transitoriae appetitio extinguat; ne oblatum munus conjuncta tristitia obsideat; ne in oblato munere animus hilarescat, Past. 321, 22 Gifel-nesse munificentia, largitate , Hpt. Gl. 466, 57. v. rúmgifolnes.
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