hǽmed-þing
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hǽmed-þing
Add:1. with no sense of criminality Þes bisceop sǽde... hé nǽfre on his lífe ne cóme neáh wífe þurh hǽmedþing, ac heóld his clǽnnysse, Hml. S. 3, 204. Mycel wundor hit wæs þæt þæt mǽden gebær cild þe nǽfre náhte þurh hǽmedþing weres gemánan, Wlfst. 15, 16. Mæssepreóstas witan þæt hig nágon mid rihte þurh hǽmedþing wífes gemánan, 269, 21 : Ll. Th. i. 306, 18. 2. of criminal intercourse Gif hwá nunnan mid hǽmedþinge (fornicationis causa ) on hire hrægl... gefó, Ll. Th. i. 72, 8. Gif hwylc geong man hǽmedþing gewyrce bútan rihtum gesinscipe si juvenis quis absque legitimo conjugio fornicatus fuerit, ii. 164, 23. Be hǽmedþingam. Gif mon hǽme (fornicetur ), i. 68, 8.
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