swangorness
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
swangorness
e ; f. Heaviness, torpor, sloth, indolence, sluggishness Ic wát ðæt swongorness hí ofsit and hí mid slǽwþe ofercymþ, Bt. 36, 6; Fox 180, 33. Ðæt is ðæt hé ða Godes gifa becnytte on ðæm sceáte his slǽwðe and hé for his swongornesse hié gehýde pecuniam quippe in sudario ligare est percepta dona sub otio lenti torporis abscondere, Past. 9; Swt. 59, 16. Ðæt is ðonne ðæt mon his eáge lǽte slápian ðæt mon for his unwísdóme and for his suongornesse ne mǽge ongietan ða unðeáwas ðara ðe him underðiédde beóþ. Ne slǽpþ se nó fæsðe ac hnappaþ se ðe gecnáwan mæg hwæt tǽlwierðe biþ and suáðeáh for his módes swongornesse oððe réceliéste forwandaþ ðæt hé béte his hiéremenn somnum quippe oculis dare est intentione cessante subditorum curam negligere . . . Non autem dormire, sed dormitare, est quae quidem reprehenda sunt cognoscere, sed tamen propter mentis taedium dignis ea increpationibus non emendare, 28; Swt. 195, l-10.
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