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Add:I. the property of being heavy Ǽnne swer ormǽtes hefes, Hml. S. 31, 1248. Se hálga gást hí heóld and mid hefe gefæstnode, þá mánfullan ne mihton mǽden ástyrian, 9, 98. God is bútan hefe and hé ealle gesceafta gelógode on gemete, and on getele, and on hefe, Hml. Th. i. 286, 12-15. I a. weight in a high degree :-- Hefe wæstma brycð bóh pondus fructuum frangit ramum, Scint. 85, 4. II. figuratively. 1. oppressive effect or influence Þonne gehwylce synfulle menn óðre geólǽcað, and mid gegaderodun hefe þǽre wyrstan lyffetunge ofðriccað, Hml. Th. 494, 4. 2. importance Hefe mole (virtutes amplas, quae modulum et numerum excedunt pro mole gestorum, Ald. 159, 21. III. a heavy mass of material, a burden Hefe gleba (spurci glebula ruris, Ald. 140, 34), An. Ox. 18 b, 41. Hefe fasce, i. onere, Wülck. Gl. 234, 21. Hefe gehefdum mole grauatis, 251, 16. Hefe mole (ingentis scopuli mole connexas, Ald. 68, 12). Ne ðá gét . . . ahefegum (an hefegum?) hefe ásette wǽron necdum montes gravi mole constiterant, Kent. Gl. 265. IV. a weight as measure Hefe pondus (abominatio est apud Deum pondus et pondus, Prov. 20, 23), Kent. Gl. 752. Getelum, hefum numeris, ponderibus, Wülck. Gl. 250, 25. Hefum minis, i. talentis, Germ. 396, 122.
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