hǽmed-þing
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hǽmed-þing
es; n. Carnal intercourse, venery, matrimony Sió lufu ðæs hǽmedþinges biþ for gecynde the desire of intercourse is from nature, Bt. 34, 11; Fox 152, 14 : Blickl. Homl. 59, 16. Be hǽðenra manna hǽmedþincge de gentilium hominum matrimonio, L. Ecg. C; Th. ii. 128, 27. Gif hí him betwynan hǽmedþing fremmen si inter se fornicationem commiserint, 16; Th. ii. 144, 9. Be hǽmedþingnm : eallum þyrrum líchomum hǽmedþing ne dugon of venery : venery does not do for all dry constitutions, L. M. 2, 27; Lchdm. ii. 222, 28 : 36; Lchdm. ii. 244, 4.
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