girn-ness
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
girn-ness
e; f. I. desire for something. v. girnan; I. Sió hæfð góde girnesse metes, Lch. ii. 220, 27. Gyrnesse voto, Wrt. Voc. ii. 95, 15. II. desire for action, endeavour, purpose. Cf. girnan; II. Gyrnessæ industria, Txts. 70, 527. Gif hwá of giernesse and gewealdes ofsleá his þone néhstan si quis per industriam occiderit proximum suum (Ex. 21, 14), Ll. Th. i. 46, 26. Girnesse operam, Wrt. Voc. ii. 62, 56. III. desire expressed in words, petition, prayer Heora módes gyrnesse gehýrað þíne eáran desideria cordis eorum audivit auris tua, Ps. Th. 9, 37. v. georn-ness.
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