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helle-wíte

  • noun [ neuter ]
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helle-wíte, es; n.
Wright's OE grammar
§619;
Hell-torment, punishment, hell
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  • Hellewíte tartara vel

    gehenna,

      Ælfc. Gl. 54; Som. 66, 100; Wrt. Voc. 36, 23.
  • Se for ðám méde onféhþ écum tintregum hellewítes

    æternas inferni pænas pro mercede recipiet,

      Bd. 1, 7; S. 477, 40: Hy. 6, 36; Hy. Grn. ii. 286, 36.
  • Mid heardum hellewítum

    with hard pains of hell,

    Soul
      Kmbl. 94; Seel. 47: 64; Seel. 32: Andr. Kmbl. 2106; An. 1054.
Etymology
[O. Sax. helliwíti hell-torment: Icel. hel-víti: Dan. helvede hell: O. H. Ger. hella-wízi gehenna, tartara.]
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  • helle-wíte, n.