ou-cnáwenness
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ou-cnáwenness
e; f. I. recognition, knowledge (that an object is what it really is) Wé habbaþ ðæt éce líf þurh geleáfan, and oncnáwennysse ðære Hálgan Þrynnesse, gif wé ða oncnáwennysse mid árwurþnysse healdaþ. Witodlíce gif Godes oncnáwennys ús gearcaþ ðæt éce líf, swá miccle swíðor wé éfstaþ tó lybbenne swá micclum swá wé swíðor on ðissere oncnáwennysse þeónde beóþ. Sóðlíce ne swelte wé on ðam écan life; ðonne biþ ús Godes oncnáwennys fulfremed. ... Ac wé sceolon on andwerdum lífe leornian Godes oncnáwennysse ... ðæt wé móton becuman tó his fulfremedan oncnáwennysse, Homl. Th. ii. 362, 32-364, 9. Hé nolde him æteówian his oncnáwennysse he would not let them recognise him (cf. l. 16, hé him ne geswutelode hwæt hé wæs), 284, 12. Ða deóflu æteówiaþ ðære synfullan sáwle hyre mánfullan dǽda ... Tó eorþan heó biþ ástreht þurh hire scylda oncnáwennysse (on recognising her guilt ), i. 410, 12. II. acknowledgment, recognition of a claim Ðonne ys ðis seó oncnáwennis ðe hé hæfþ God mid gecnáwen ... on circlícum mádmum, Chart. Th. 429, 7.
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