Hig tǽldon ðæt land mid heora teónwordum
they slandered the land with their calumnies,
- Num. 13, 33.
Eorl óðerne mid teónwordum tǽleþ behindan, spreceþ fægere beforan,
- Frag. Kmbl. 6; Leás. 4.
Næs heó swá nú æðelborene men synt mid oferméttum áfylled . . . ne mid teónwordum
she was not, as nobly born men now are, filled with haughtiness . . . or with insolent words,
- Lchdm. iii. 428, 33.
A word that conveys reproach, insult, abuse, calumny; a word that does wrong
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- teón-word, n.