ǽ-bryce
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ǽ-bryce
(ǽw-bryce, q. v. in Dict.) Adultery; of a churchman, neglect of celibacy :-- Ðá ðe on sinscipe wuniað and heora ǽwe healdað búton ǽwbryce, Hml. A. 21, 178. Ðá ðe ǽwbryce ne wyrceað, 19, 140. Sé ðe ofer his ǽwe hǽmð, hé is forlír ðurh his ǽwbryce, Hml. Th. ii. 208, 17. Nis nánum weófodþéne álýfed ðæt hé wífian móte . . . nú is þeáh ðǽra ealles tó fela ðe ðone ǽwbryce wyrcað, Ll. Th. ii. 334, 17, 22. Scyldað eów wið ǽwbrycas (-brecas, v. l. ), Wlfst. 40, 12. Ǽwbricas, 130, 4.
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