hǽþen-scipe
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Add:I. the belief and practice of the heathen : —Mánfulles hǽþenscipes bígengcas fanaticę gentilitatis ceremonias, An. Ox. 2623. Albanus gelýfde on ðone sóðan God, and wiðsóc þám hǽðenscype, and wearð sóþlíce crísten, Hml. S. 19, 28. His fæder wæs . . . on hǽðenscipe wunigende and his gemæcca samod, Hml. Th. ii. 498, 26. Hé áwende his móder of mánfullum hǽðenscipe . . . and his fæder forwearð on fúlum hǽðenscipe, 504, 5-11. Se geréfa þreátode hine tó hǽþenscipe, Shrn. 33, 10. Idele leóð þe ymbe hǽðenscipe geworhte syndon, Hml. A. 142, 120. II. a particular form of heathen belief Þá þrý cnihtas wiðcwǽdon his (Nebuchadnezzar's ) hǽþenscipe, Hml. A. 70, 131. III. the condition of being heathen Heó nolde his sanda brúcan for his hǽðenscipe (on account of his being a heathen ), Hml. A. 110, 271. Heó nolde þurh his hǽþenscype habban ǽnige synne, 115, 428. IV. a heathen practice Þonne heó nele ábúgan tó nánum hǽðenscipe, Hml. A. 28, 97. Ǽghwylcne hǽðenscype wordes and weorces forhogie man ǽfre, id est idolatria et ueneficia, . . . , Wlfst. 73, 17. V. a time when (or place where) heathendom prevails Þá þe secgaþ þæt þeós world sý nú wyrse on ðysan crístendóme þonne hió ǽr on þǽm hǽþenscype wǽre, Ors. 1, 8; S. 40, 25.
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