forþ-gesceaft
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forþ-gesceaft
Add:III. a condition that continues (? cf. forþ, 3), the state of the angels whose tenure of heaven was to continue for ever. Cf. God þá nigon engla werod gestaþelfæste swá þæt hí nǽfre ne mihton fram his willan gebúgan, Hml. Th. i. 12, 8 Engel Dryhtnes ealle fægere þurh forðgesceaft, Kr. 10.
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