gódnes
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gódnes
Add:I. the quality or condition of being good Óðer biþ se mon, biþ sáwl and líchoma, óðer biþ his gódnes; þá gegæderaþ God and eft ætgædre gehelt, Bt. 34, 3; F. 136, 33. Swá swá manna goodnes hí áhefþ ofer þá menniscan gecynd cum ultra homines quemque provehere sola probitas possit, 37, 4; F. 192, 8. II. goodness in one's relations to others. 1. as an attribute of the Deity Se Hǽlend þæt hungrige folc mildheortlíce fédde, ǽgðer ge þurh his gódnysse ge þurh his mihte. Hwæt mihte seó gódnys ána, búton ðǽr wǽre miht mid þǽre gódnysse?, Hml. Th. i. 184, 19. Is swíþe sweotol te God ǽghwæs wealt mid þǽm helman his gódnesse Deus omnia bonitatis clauo gubernare jure creditur, Bt. 35, 5; F. 160, 15. Hí þancodon Gode eallre his gódnysse, Hml. S. 25, 361. For þínre gódnesse, Drihten, þú eart swéte universae viae Domini misericordia, Ps. Th. 24, 8. 2. of men, kindness, benevolence Hwæt is gód willa búton gódnys, þæt hé óðres mannes ungelimp besárgige, and on his gesundfulnysse fægnige?, Hml. Th. i. 584, 5. III. advantage, benefit, profit; useful object Hwæt sind ðá gód þe men syllað heora cildum? Hwílwendlice gódnyssa, swylce swá þæt godspel hrepode, hláf, and fisc, and ǽig, Hml. Th. i. 252, 24. III a. good fortune, prosperous circumstance :-- Þú geseó gódnessa uideas bona (Hierusalem ), Ps. L. 127, 5. IV. a good act or deed Hé þancode Gode eallra his gódnyssa, hé hine gescylde ... and him sige forgeaf, Hml. S. 14, 163. Habban ús on handa úre leóhtfatu sýn hálige weorc, on ælmesdǽdum and on eallum gódnessum, Ll. Th. ii. 368, 38. IV a. that which is good in any- thing, the good part of anything :-- Ðás þing wé habbað be him gewritene, ǽgðer ge góde ge yfele, þá gódan men niman æfter þeóra gódnesse (may imitate the good part of his actions ), Chr. 1086; P. 221, 24.
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