nyten-ness
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nyten-ness
I. AddIgnorantia, is nytennys, Angl. xi. 109, 40. hé on his ylde of ðám yfelan slǽpe his ǽrran nytennysse áríse, Hml. A. 53, 81: Hml. S. 14, 36 : 25, 788. Þý lǽs þe ǽnig ungecyrred woroldman mid his nytnesse and ungewitte regules geboda ábrǽce, Lch. iii. 442, 2. Hé þurh his cildhádes nytenesse his ríce tóstencte, 434, 26. Ongeán þám ingehýde and gearawitolnesse þe of Godes ágenre gife cymð, se deófol sǽwð and sendeð nytennesse, Wlfst. 53, 18. I a. want of knowledge on a particular point: — Nytennessa míne (ignorantias meas) ne gemun ðú, Ps. L. 24, 7. I b. a condition of not being known by others, a state of incognito :-- Þá gefylde Smaragdus on þǽre netennysse eahta and þryttig wintra Smaragdus (who was Euphrosyne in man's clothes) maintained her incognito for thirty-eight years, Hml. S. 33, 260.
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