yfelness
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
yfelness
e; f. Evil, wickedness, badness Yfelnys malignitas, Ælfc. Gr. 9, 25; Zup. 50, 10. I. in a moral sense Micel yfelnys (malitia ) manna wæs ofer eorðan, Gen. 6, 5. Hé (Antichrist ) neádaþ þurh yfelnysse ðæt men sceolon búgan fram heora Scyppendes geleáfan tó his leásungum, se ðe is ord ǽlcre leásunge and yfelnysse . . . on ðam tíman bið micel yfelnyss and þwyrnys betwux mancynne, Homl. Th. i. 4, 27-33. Sume burgon heora feore and ámeldodon heora cristenan mágas . . . Ðeós yfelnys bið eác on Antecristes tócyme, ii. 542, 24. Bydelas ðæs écan yfeles, ðe yfelum mannum becymð for heora ánwillan yfelnysse, 538, 24. Yfelnysse (malitiam ) ná hé hatude, Ps. Spl. 35, 4: 51, 3. Ðurh yfelnysse (nequitiam ) unrihtes willan, Bd. 1. 27; S. 495, 13. Hé áwearp yfelnysse and ða unrihtan biggengas ðæra leásra goda, Homl. Skt. i. 18, 461: Chr. 1086; Erl. 223, 2. God gesihð úre yfelnyssa and úre gyltas forðyldgaþ, Homl. Th. ii. 84, 2. II. malignity, cruelty, v. yfel, III. He slóh and tó sceame túcode ða Norðhymbran leóde, óþ ðæt Óswold his yfelnysse ádwæscte, Homl. Skt. ii. 26, 13, III. misfortune, ill fortune Oxan grasiende gesihð sige ceápas getácnaþ; oxan slápende gesihð yfelnysse ceápes getácnaþ, Lchdm. iii. 200, 10. [He forbere monna hufelnesse þurh his liðnesse, O. E. Homl. i. 95, 14.]
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