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Add:I. physical. 1. of a door, gate, &c. Mid þǽm þe hié þára dura hwelce opene gesáwon, þonne hié gieredon hié tó wíge, Ors. 3, 5; S. 106, 16. Hí carcernes duru opene fundon, An. 1078. 2. of a containing space, where there is free access to its interior Bið súsla hús open . . . áðlogum ongeán, Cri. 1605. Æt openum græfe, Ll. Th. i. 8, 5; 308; 5. Hé bireð moniga opena wunda . . . hæfð on his nebbe opene wunde, Past. 61, 1-4. (2 a) free of entrance or admission :-- Gehýre gé ceasterwaran, gehýre gé ælðeódige . . . se bæðstede is open, Ap. Th. 12, 21. Se gífra helle bið á open deóflum, Bl. H. 61, 12. 3. of a space, not shut in, not enclosed Gelícost openre byrig, ðǽre ðe mid náne wealle ne bið ymbworht sicut urbs patens et absque murorum ambitu, Past. 277, 20. (3 a) of a battle :-- Hé hine ǽr openum gefeohte ofercóm, Past. 229, 8. 4. not covered, having no roof or covering Þeáh þe hús ufan open sý sylf and unoferhréfed, Bl. H. 125, 30. 5. not covered so as to be concealed, exposed Hé hordwynne fond opene standan, B. 2271. 6. of a passage or space, without obstructions Ne mihte nǽnig hróf on beón on ðǽre cirican . . . ac þæt se weg ðǽr wǽre á tó heofonum open, Shrn. 81, 10. 7. of sound, made with open mouth Mid openum stefnum (apertis vocibus) hé cwæð, Gr. D. 70, 5. II. non-physical senses, 1. exposed to mental view, brought to light, patent, evident Þǽr was Godes ege gesewen and open on fúlre dǽde, Hml. S. 23, 86: Sat. 406. Eall þis magon him sylfe geseón open orgete, Cri. 1117. Nú þú hæfst ongyten þá wanclan treówa þæs blindan lustes; ðá triówa ðe ðé nú sindon opene, hí sindon git mid manegum óþrum behelede deprehendisti caeci numinis ambiguos vultus. Quae sese adhuc aliis velat, tota tibi prorsus innotuit, Bt. 7, 2 ; F. 18, 4. Openon geswutelincgum is geypped euidentibus patet indiciis, Chrd. 64, 28. Ǽlces monnes yfel bið ðý openre, gif hé anweald hæfþ minus eorum patebit indignitas, si nullis honoribus inclarescant, 27, 2 ; F. 96, 11. 2. clear, easily intelligible Swá sceal ǽlc gesceádwís láreów opene láre and swutole ðǽm ðiéstrum módum bodian, and náne wuht ðǽre diéglan láre ðonne giét cýðan, Past. 461, 4. 3. clear of intellectual difficulties Uneáþe þisse sprǽce cymþ ǽnig mon of, gif hé ǽrest on cymþ; ne cymþ hé nǽfre tó openum ende, búton hé hæbbe swá scearp andget swá fýr, Bt. 39, 4; F. 216, 27. 4. exposed to general view or knowledge, existing, performed or carried on without concealment or so that all may see, hear, or take cognizance, public Þæt (the Trojan war ) wæs open ealdgewinn, El. 647. Eall þæt hé forsceamode hér on lífe þæt hé ǽnigum men geypte, þæt bið þǽr eallum open unbehelendlíce, Wlfst. 138, 3. Gif . . . wíf hig. . . forlicge, and hit open weorðe, Ll. Th. i. 406, 7. And hit him on open wurðe, 200, 20. Þá wanspédigan crístenan hé ne geþafode þæt hí openre wǽdlunge underþeódde wurdon, Hml. Th. i. 558, 26. On openre wafunge in spectaculo, i. publica inspectione, An. Ox. 3511. Openre ostenso,i. aperto (ludibrio), 2245. Tó openum bismere, Past. 279, 8. On openam yfle, 439, 7. Æt openre scylde, Ll. Th. i. 124, 23. Gif hwá openne wiðercwyde gewyrce, 312, 8. Hí bégen nǽron geendode ðurh openne martirdóm, Hml. Th. ii. 544, 29. Ðonne hí wyrcað ðá openan scylda, Past. 439, 21. 5. of speech, that conceals nothing Nǽnig mon his geþóht openum wordum út ne cýðe, nemo palam pronunciet, Nar. 28, 29. 6. of a season, where nothing is concealed In þá openan tíd (the day of judgement), Ph. 509. 7. not confined to a few, generally available God him sette ǽ, þæt ys open lagu, Ælfc. T. Grn. 5, 36. 8. without defence or protection, exposed to Bið ðæt mód on sume healfe open tó wundianne cor vulneribus aperitur, Past. 431, 9. Sió burg ðæs módes ætiéweð hié selfe suíðe opene hiere feóndum civitas mentis apertim se adversario ostendit, 277, 23. Ic forlǽte míne healle opene (or under I. 2 ?) mid eallum mínum goldhordum, Shrn. 75, 27. 9. of a cause, undecided, not settled Sió se sacy (sió sace? v. 19) swá open swá hió ǽr wæs, Ll. Th. i. 30, 16.
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