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wamm

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
wamm, es; m. n.
in a physical sense,
a spot, mark, blot. stain
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  • Wam

    livor,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 50, 17.
  • Wommum

    nevis,

      61, 39.
filth, impurely, corruption
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  • Wyrms oððe wom lues, Ælfc.

    Gr.

      9, 27; Zup. 53, 7.
  • Cwealmbǽrne wom

    letiferam luem

    (gipsae crudelitas, quae letiferam civibus luem inferebat,
      Ald. 69), Hpt. 518, 41.
  • Wom

    illuviem, immunditiam (carceris,

      Ald. 48), 488, 31.
  • Gold ðæt in wylme bið womma (woman, Kmbl.

    but MS. has

    woma) gehwylces geclǽnsod,
      Elen. Kmbl. 2618; El. 1310.
fig.
a blot, disgrace, damage, hurt
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  • Wom dispendium, Wrt. Voc. ii. 106, 40: 28, 11. Dispendium, i. dam*-*num, impedimentum, defectio, periculum, detrimentum æfwerdla, wonung, wom, wana,

    vel

    hénþa,
      140, 68.
  • Wæs him ful strang wom and wítu (cf.

    O. Sax.

    al getholóian wíties endi wammes,
      Hél. 1536), Cd. Th. 278, 24 ; Sat. 227.
  • Wam

    maculam

    (qui arguit impium, sibi maculam generat,
      Prov. 9, 7), Kent. Gl. 292.
  • Hellbendum fæst, wommum gewítnad (

    grievously punished),

      Beo. Th. 6138 ; B. 3073.
moral stain, impurity, uncleanness, defilement
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  • Idese mid widle and mid womme be*-*smitan. Judth. Thw. 22,

      12; Jud. 59.
  • Fram wæmme leahtra

    a labe criminum,

      Hymn. Surt. 63, 5.
  • Womme

    labe

    (qui genitus mundum miseranda labe resolvit,
      Ald. 182), Wrt. Voc. ii. 94, 43 : 52, 63.
  • Wom

    nevum

    (moribus castis vivunt, ut spurcum vitarent pectore nevum,
      Ald. 168), ii. 92, 82.
  • Synrust þweán and ðæt wom ǽrran wunde hǽlan,

      Exon. Th. 81, 11; Cri. 1322 : 94, 23 ; Cri. 1544.
  • Óþ ðæt hafaþ ǽldes leóma woruldwidles wom forbærned,

      62, 25 ; Cri. 1007.
evil, sin, shameful word or deed: — Nǽfre wommes tácn in ðam eardgearde eáwed weorþeþ, ac ðé firina gehwylc feor ábúgeþ, Exon. Th. 4, 18 ; Cri. 54. Eorl óðerne mid teónwordum tǽleþ behindan, spreceþ fægere beforan . . . Byð ðæs wommes gewita weoruda Dryhten, Fragm. Kmbl. 12; Leás. 7. Genere mé fram ðam were ðe wom fremme a viro iniquo eripe me, Ps. Th. 139, 1. Wom dydon yldran ýsse, ðín bebodu brǽcon, Exon. Th. 186, 10; Az. 17 : Cd. Th. 234, 25 ; Dan. 297: Exon. Th. 68, 4; Cri. 1098. Of ðám welerum ðe wom cweðen
a labiis iniguis,
    Ps. Th. 119, 2.
Heó mé wom spreceþ, firenaþ mec wordum, Exon. Th. 402, 22 ; Rä. 21, 33. Nǽnig bihelan mæg on ðam heardan dæge wom unbéted, ðǽr hit ða weorud geseóð, So, 25 ; Cri. 1312. Wer womma leás, Cd. Th. 233, 29; Dan. 283: Menol. Fox 415; Men. 209: Exon. Th. 89, 4; Cri. 1452. Clǽne, womma leáse, 12, 19; Cri. 188: 450, 27; Dóm. 94. Womma clǽne, 103, 26 ; Cri. 1694. Ne ic culpan in ðé ǽfre onfunde womma geworhtra, and ðú ða word spricest, swá ðú sié synna gehwylcre gefylled, 12, l; Cri. 179. Hié wǽron womma ðríste, inwitfulle, Cd. Th. 77, 9; Gen. 1272. Ðú tó fela synna gefremedes; wé ðé nú willaþ womma gehwylces leán forgieldan, Exon. Th. 137, 15; Gú. 559. Áþweah mé of sennum, sáule fram wammum, Ps. C. 38. Ic eom dǽdum fáh, gewundod mid wommum, Cd. Th. 274, 20; Sat. 157. Riht ágyldan ealles ðæs ðe hé on worlde tó wommum gefremede, Blickl. Homl. 113, 4. Wídgongel wíf mon wommum bilihð, hæleð hý hospe mǽnaþ, Exon. Th. 337, 16; Gn. Ex. 65. Mánsceaða, wommum áwyrged, 95, 24; Cri. 1562: Cd. Th. 211, 26; Exod. 532. Unriht dón, wommas wyrcean, 217, 17; Dan. 24. Se ðe warnaþ him wommas worda and dǽda, Exon. Th. 304, 32 ; Fä, 79.
Etymology
[Goth. wammé ; gen. pl. macularum: O. Sax. wamm evil, wrong: O. Frs. wamm a blemish : O. H. Ger. wamm dam*-*num: Icel. vamm ; n. a blemish.]
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v. mán-, wlite-wamm.
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v.  wom wam.
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