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  • Ignorantia,

    ꝥ is nytennys,
      Angl. xi. 109, 40.
  • Ꝥ hé on his ylde of ðám yfelan slǽpe his ǽrran nytennysse áríse,

      Hml. A. 53, 81: Hml. S. 14, 36 : 25, 788.
  • Þý lǽs þe ǽnig ungecyrred woroldman mid his nytnesse and ungewitte regules geboda ábrǽce,

      Lch. iii. 442, 2.
  • Hé þurh his cildhádes nytenesse his ríce tóstencte,

      434, 26.
  • Ongeán þám ingehýde and gearawitolnesse þe of Godes ágenre gife cymð, se deófol sǽwð and sendeð nytennesse, Wlfst. 53, 18. I a.

    want of knowledge on a particular point: — Nytennessa míne (ignorantias meas) ne gemun ðú, Ps. L. 24, 7. I b. a condition of not being known by others, a state of incognito :-- Þá gefylde Smaragdus on þǽre netennysse eahta and þryttig wintra Smaragdus (who was Euphrosyne in man's clothes) maintained her incognito for thirty-eight years,

      Hml. S. 33, 260.
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  • nyten-ness,