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I. AddLeóht niht þǽr on sumera bið, Bd. 1. 1; Sch. 9, 16. Ðú settes ðeóstru and geworden wæs naeht (nyht, Ps. Rdr.), Ps. Srt. 103, 20. Nípende niht, B. 649. Niht helmade, brúnwann oferbrǽd beorgas steápe, An. 1307. Niht bið wedera þeóstrost, Sal. 310. Tó (on) middre nihte medio tempore noctis, Bd. 1, 1; Sch. 9, 17. On wanre niht, B. 702. On nieht, Past. 365, 16. Wintercealdan niht, An. 1267. I a. a time dark as night: — Hit wæs niht oð midne dæg nox usque ad plurimam diei partem tendi visa est, Ors. 3, 5; S. 104, 19; 4, 7; S. 184, 23. III. AddGyf ǽnig mann wǽre áne niht on helle, Wlfst. 146, 26. IV. 1. used to mark an occasion or a point of time Þǽre nihte þe hié fæsten gefæst hæfdon, Bl. H. 205, 34. On þǽre æfterfylgendan niht, 215, 15. Þrié wulfas on ánre niht bróhton ánes deádes monnes líchoman binnan þá burg, Ors. 4, 2; S. 160, 20: 4, 5; S. 170, 2. Þǽre ilcan niht þe mon on dæg hæfde þá burg mid stacum gemearcod, 5, 5; S. 226, 17. Ǽghwylcre (-hwylce, v. l. ) niht, Bd. 1. 33 ; Sch. 102, 19. On þǽre nýhstan wucan ǽr hálgan nyht (ante quadragesimam), Ll. Th. ii. 432, 36. Þás niht sceolon ealle Israhéla bearn begíman, Ex. 12, 42. Wæs hé sume niht on ánum níceal(c)tan húse, Ors. 6, 32 ; S. 230, 18. Hi ǽghwylce niht byrnaþ, and beorhte scínaþ ǽlce niht, Bl. H. 127, 35. 2. as a division or period of time Ǽr þan ðe þæs dæges lenge oferstíge þá niht, Lch. iii. 256, 13. Ðis eálond leóhte nihte (lucidas noctes) on sumera hafað . . . hit hafað mycele lengran dagas on sumera and swá eác nihta on wintra þonne þá súðdǽlas middangeardes, Bd. 1, 1; Sch. 9, 15-25. V. the time at which darkness comes on Hié þǽr gewunedon oþ niht, Ors. 2, 5; S. 80, 30. Hié ealne ðone dæg wǽron Þafiende oþ niht, 5, 7; S. 230, 18: Chr. 871; P. 70, 28. v. brýd-, foran-, freóls-, gistran-, midde-, midder-, þreó-niht; sin-nihte.
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