wácness
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wácness
e; f. Meanness of condition, mean estate; vilitas, v. wác, III Horsþénes wácnys (printed wænys) mulioitis vilitas, Hpt. Gl. 438, 70. Mid ealre wácnisse hylde omni vilitate contentus, R. Ben. Interl, 33, 14. Hwí forgifð God ðám wácum wyrtum swá fægerne wlite,... búton for ðan ðe wé sceolon mid wácnysse and sóðre eádmódnysse ða heofenlícan fægernysse geearnian, Homl. Th. ii. 464, 18, Hí bǽdon, ðæt ða gymstánas (gems which had been pebbles before a miraculous change ) áwendon tó heora wácnysse, i. 68, 19. [Þat te strengðe of þe helpe mi muchele wacnesse, O. E. Homl. i. 273, 14. Þe ueond þurh hire (Eve's) word understond hire wocnesse, A. R. 68, 6.]
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