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  • noun [ feminine ]
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grimnes, se; f.
GRIMNESS, severity, fierceness, cruelty; ferocitas, atrocitas
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  • Se deófol wile hit him mid grimnesse and mid yfele eall forgyldan

    the devil will requite it all to him with cruelty and with evil,

      Blickl. Homl. 55, 24.
  • Hí sceoldan ðǽm unriht-dóndum mid grimnesse stéran

    they should restrain with severity all evil-doers,

      63, 12.
  • On grimnesse

    in exacerbatione,

      Ps. Th. 94, 9.
  • Cwǽdon to gúðlíce mid grimnysse

    fiercely they [evil spirits] spoke to Guthlac,

      Exon. 41 a; Th. 136, 33: Gú. 550.
[Prompt. Parv. grymnesse austeritas, rigor, horror, horribilitas.]
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  • grimnes, n.