hǽþen-nes
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hǽþen-nes
Add:I. paganism: — Hǽðennesse gentilitatis, Wrt. Voc. ii. 40, 30. Hé frægn hwæþer þá ylcan landleóde crístene wǽron þe hí þá gýt on hǽþennesse gedwolum lifdan (an paganis adhuc erroribus essent implicati), Bd. 2, 1; Sch. 109, 19. Hé monige wæs gecígende fram hǽþenesse (hǽðennesse, v. l.) and fram gedwolan heora lífes multos ab errore reuocans, 5, 11; Sch. 611, 5. II. people among whom (or district in which) heathenism prevails: — Wit begétan ðás béc æt haeðnum herge mid uncre claene feó. And ðæt wit deodan . . . for ðon ðe wit nolðan ðæt ðás hálgan beoc lencg in ðǽre haeðenesse wunoden, Txts. 175, 4-7. [v. N. E. D. heathenesse.] v. hǽþen-dóm.
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