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  • noun [ feminine ]
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hafen-leást, e; f.
Lack of means, indigence; inopia
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  • Wé ne sceolon ða wannspédigan for heora hafenleáste forseón

    we ought not to despise those who are without means for their indigence,

      Homl. Th. i. 128, 23.
  • Fela sind þearfan þurh hafenleáste and ná on heora gáste. Sind eác óðre þearfan ná þurh hafenleáste ac on gáste

    many are poor from want of wealth, and not in spirit. There are also other poor, not from want of wealth, but in spirit,

      550, 3-5, 11, 12, 17.
  • Úre sáule hafenleáste

    the indigence of our souls,

      88, 26.
  • Ðá getímode swá micel hafenleást ðæt ða gebróðra næfdon búton fíf hláfas tó heora ealra gereorde

    then there befell so great a lack that the brethren had but five loaves for the refection of them all,

      170, 33.
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v. hæfen-leást.
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v.  hæfenleást hafe-leást.
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  • hafen-leást, n.