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irre-weorc

  • noun [ neuter ]
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irre-weorc, es; n.
A work undertaken in anger
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  • Engla drihten wile uppe heonan sáwla lǽdan and wé seoððan á ðæs yrreweorces hénþo geþoliaþ

    the Lord of angels will up from hence lead souls, and we ever after shall suffer the humiliation of that angry feat [the harrowing of Hell],

      Cd. 222; Th. 289, 17; Sat. 399.
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  • irre-weorc, n.