ídel-ness
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ídel-ness
For passage in l. 18 see IV, and add: I. emptiness. Cf. ídel; I. 2 Þá welegan hé forlǽteþ on ídelnesse (diuites dimisit inanes, Lk. l, 53), Bl. H. 5, 10 : 159, 19. II. worthlessness; a worthless, useless thing, a vanity. Cf. ídel; II Idelnessa uana, Wülck. Gl. 253, 29. Hwǽr beóþ þá symbelnessa, and þá ídelnessa, and þá ungemetlican hleahtras ?, Bl. H. 59, 18. II a. a vain, false religion :-- Ýdelnysse superstitions, An. Ox. 4429. Ýdelnysse super-stitione, i. uanitate, 4021. Nú is se tíma ðú forlǽte þíne ýdelnesse and lác ðám godum geoffrige, Hml. S. 22, 213. III. lack of result, ineffectiveness. Cf. II, II a α Hí ealne dæg mid ídelnesse (frustra ) wunnon, Gr. D. 250, 21. On ídelnesse mon ongit Godes ðæt hefonlice wuldor, gif. . . incassum gloria patriae coelestis agnoscitur, nisi . . . , Past. 160, 17. In ídelnesse mec worðiað in uanum me colunt, Mk. L. R. 7, 7. IV. idleness, lack of energy Nys eác mid ídelnysse tó forelǽtanne þæt wundor non me quoddam spiritale praesagium narrare piget, Guth. Gr. 159, l.
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