leóht
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
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leóht
a light. Add:I. light. 1. the medium of visual perception generally; the condition of space in which light is present Leóht hafað híw and hád Háliges Gástes, Sal. 408. Æt sunnan setlgange . . .nǽnig leóht ne æteóweþ, BI. H. 93, 17. Þǽr is éce leóht búton þeóstrum, 65, 17. Hí sóhton óðer land (hell ): þæt wæs leóhtes leás and wæs líges full (cf. Milton's 'from those flames no light'), Gen. 333: Bl. H. 63, 2. Leóhtes hyrde God, Az. 121 : Dóm. 53. Þone þe leóht gescóp. Jul. 117: Gen. 122. (1 a) light as a mark of a habitable region, a region or condition in which there is light, used of this world and the next :-- Hé sáwla lǽdeð on úprodor, þǽr [is] leóht and líf, Exod. 545. Ús is wuldres leóht ontýned heaven is opened to us, Sat. 556: Cri. 1673: An. 1613. Hé ús hafað þæs leóhtes bescyrede he has deprived us of heaven, Gen. 392: 401. Heó on wyrse leóht under eorðan neoðan God sette sigeleáse, on þá sweartan helle, 310. Gif hit forget his ágen leóht, is éce gefeá, Bt. 3, 2; F. 6, 9. 2. light as itself an object of perception, an individual shining or appearance of light Mycel leóht and freábeorht onlýhte carcern, Bl. H. 229, 28. Ðá him ðæt leóht cóm of heofonum and hine gebrégde, Past. 443, 19. Nú scíneð þé leóht fore glædlic ongeán, þe ic from Gode bróhte, hwít of heofonum, Gen. 614: B. 727. Mid beorhtum leóhte luce serena, An. Ox. 3324. Mid his þǽm scínendan leóhte, Bl. H. 85, 9. 3. light residing in or emanating from a luminary Þæs blácernes leóht næs gesýne, Vis. Lfc. 55. Se móna mid his blácan leóhte, Bt. 4; F. 6, 35. Se móna hys leóht (lęht, L. ) ne sylð, Mt. 24, 29. Siððan hié sunnan leóht geseón meahton, B. 648. 4. fig. of a beloved object Þú eart dohtor mín seó dýreste . . . mínra eágna leóht, Jul. 95. II. the illumination which proceeds from the sun in daytime, daylight, daytime, the light of day Þancwyrþe biþ þæs dæges leóht for þǽre egeslican þióstro þíre nihte, Bt. 23; F. 78, 28. Þá cóm óeth;er dæg, leóht æfter þeóstrum, Gen. 144. Leóht eástan cóm, B. 569: An. 124. On leóhtes deorcunge in lucis crepusculo, Angl. xiii. 398, 475. Æfter leóhtes cyme, Jul. 161. Ǽr leóhte ante lucem, Ps. Vos., Rdr. 77, 34. Onginnendum leóhte incipiente luce, R. Ben. l. 37, 15. ¶ cf. the phrase by God's light :-- Dæg byð Dryhtnes sond, mǽre metodes leóht, Rún. 24. III. the state of being visible or exposed to view, as in to come to light Sceal on leóht cuman sínra weorca wlite, Cri. 1037 : Ph. 508. IV. power of vision, eyesight Cwæþ se godspellere leóht cyrde þon blindan, Bl. H. 17, 36. Sæge Adame hwilce þú gesihðe hæfst. . . gife ic him þæs leóhtes genóg, þæs ic þé swá gódes gegired hæbbe, Gen. 619. Se blinda leóht onféng, Bl. H. 19, 11. ¶ where sight is taken as a mark of life :-- Sé þe wile eorlscipe æfnan, oð þæt eal scæceð leóht and líf somod, Víd. 142. V. a body which emits illuminating rays. 1. a heavenly body Ðonne swegles leóht, gimma gladost, ofer gársecg úp æðeltungla wyn eástan líxeð, Ph. 288. Cwóm leóhta mǽst the sun rose, Gú. 1256. God cwæð: 'Beó nú leóht (luminaria) on þǽre heofenan fæstnysse . . . and beón tó tácnum . . . God geworhte twá micele leóht (luminaria magna ) þæt máre leóht tó þæs dæges líhtinge and þæt lǽsse leóht tó þǽre nihte líhtinge, Gen. i. 14-16. 2. a lighted candle, lamp, &c. Wé sceolon beran úre leóht tó cyrcan and lǽtan hí ðær bletsian, Hml. Th. i. 150, 27. 3. with collective force hi Godes circan mid leóhte and lácum gelóme gegrétan, Ll. Th. i. 326, 17. Wé sculan gán mid þám leóhte betwux Godes húsum and singan ðone lofsang . . . þeáh ðe sume men singan ne cunnon, hí beron þeáhhwæðere þæt leóht on heora handum, Hml. Th. i. 150, 28-31. 4. used figuratively Se Godes cwide is leóht wincendra, Sal. 77. Ðý lǽs sió gídsung ðæs lǽnan lofes ádwǽsce ðæt leóht ðǽre geofolnesse, Past. 321, 22. VI. illumination as a possession of the mind Hí onféngon ðæt leóht ðæs ondgietes, Past. 429, 12. VII. in a spiritual sense Bróðor Pawlus, árís þú and gebide þé ǽr, for ðon þú eart leóhtes swer, Bl. H. 141, 1. Men forléton þá beorhtnessa þæs heofonlican leóhtes, 17, 16. Gehwilcne man þǽra þe wilnaþ tó þæs sðþan gódes lióhte tó cumenne, Bt. 35, 6; F. 170, 17. Hé wæs onǽled mid ðý úpcundan leóhte, Past. 379, 24. Neálǽcan þǽm leóhte ðǽre sóðfæstnesse, 461, 7. Hé hafaþ leóht éces lífes, Bl. H. 103, 31. VII a. Wealdend God . . . sóðfæstra leóht, El. 7. Þú eart heofonlic lióht and þæt hálige lamb, Hy. 8, 22. Þý þriddan dæge ealles leóhtes leóht lifgende árás, El. 486. Gé synt middaneardes leóht, Mt. 5, 14. v. ælmes-leóht, candel-leóht, frum-leóht.
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