nearu-ness
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nearu-ness
. I. add: I a. a narrow space, a place of small extent Nearenesse ergastulo (e corporis ergastulo emigrare), An. Ox. 979. II. add Þám men bið þurst getenge and nearones. Lch. ii. 194, 2. For manegum nearonessum ic neálǽhte mínum ende crebris angustiis ad exitum propinquans, Gr. D. 243, 19. II a. physical inconvenience, difficulty, troublesome action :-- Hí gesáwon þá nearonessa and þá uneáðnesse þe him sylfum gedón wæs factam sibi difficultatem videbant, Gr. D. 226, 17. III. AddGeseah hé fréfrende gesyhðe, seó him ealle þá nearonesse (neara-, v.l.) þǽre gemyngedan sorge (omnem anxietatem memoratae sollicitudinis) áfyrde, Bd. 4, II; Sch, 406, 9. Gif ealle wítegan wítegodon þæt Crist sceolde ðurh nearunysse his ðrowunge intó his heofonlican wuldre faran, húmeta mæg sé beón crísten, sé ðe nele . . . ðurh nánre earfoðnysse þæt éce wuldor mid Críste geearnian ?, Hml. Th. ii. 284, 27. Gefriða mé of eallum mínum nearonessum redime ex omnibus angustiis meis, Ps. Th. 24, 20. IV. scantiness. 1. of space Fore nearonesse (nearwnesse, v.l.) þǽre stówe þe þæt mynster on getimbred is propter angustiam loci, in quo monasterium constructum est, Bd. 4, 10; Sch. 400, 6. 2. of means Ðeáh wé þisse worulde wlenca tilian swíðe . . . ; þeáh wé ús mid þám deórwyrþestan gimmum úton ymbehón, hwæðere wé sceolon on nearonysse ende gebídan, Wlfst. 263, 1.
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