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liss

  • noun [ feminine ]
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liss, e; f.
Wright's OE grammar
§305; §376;
Mildness, lenity, mercy, kindness, favour, grace, delight, joy
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  • Hé bæd ðæt Lazarus móste his tungan drýpan ac him næs getíðod ðære lytlan lisse

    he prayed that Lazarus might put a drop of water on his tongue; but that little favour was not granted to him,

      Homl. Th. i. 330, 30.
  • Ic ðé biddan wile lífes and lisse

    I will ask thee for life and favour,

      Ps. C. 50, 69; Ps. Grn. ii. 278, 69.
  • Hé þancode lífes leóhtfruman lisse and ára,

      Cd. 90; Th. 113,19; Gen. 1889.
  • Hé him ðære lisse leán forgildeþ

    he will requite him for that grace [honouring God],

      Exon. 14 a; Th. 27, 21; Cri. 434.
  • Ða eádigan ceasterwaran gefeóþ and wynsumiaþ on lisse and on blisse and on écum gefeán,

      Wulfst. 265, 12.
  • Lifgan in lisse lucis et pacis

    to live in the delight of light and peace,

      Exon. 656; Th. 242, 12; Ph. 672.
  • Hé onfón sceal blisse mínre lufan and lisse

    he shall receive my joy, my love and my favour,

      Cd. 106; Th. 140, 23; Gen. 2332: 190; Th. 237, 19; Dan. 340.
  • Forgif mé tó lisse bitre bealodǽde

    in mercy to me forgive my evil deeds,

      Exon. 118 a; Th. 453, 21; Hy. 4, 18.
  • Lífes tó lisse

    to save life,

      Andr. Kmbl. 2223; An. 1113.
  • Lisse ic-gelýfe leahtra gehwylces

    I believe in the forgiveness of sins,

      Hy. Grn. ii. 294, 54.
  • Se rinc on líchoman lisse sóhte

    Enoch while yet in the body sought [heaven's] joy,

      Cd. 60; Th. 73, 14; Gen. 1204.
  • Ðé is éðelstól gerýmed, lisse on lande,

      73; Th. 89, 25; Gen. 1486.
  • Ic ðé lissa lifigendum giet lǽte brúcan,

      126; Th. 161, 10; Gen. 2663: 136; Th. 171, 6; Gen. 2824: Exon. 13 a; Th. 23, 24; Cri. 373: Beo. Th. 4306; B. 2150.
  • Wilna biscirede, lufena and lissa,

      Exon. 48 b; Th. 166, 27; Gú. 1049.
  • Lufum and lissum,

      Cd. 130; Th. 165, 25; Gen. 2737.
  • Wé ðé getǽhton land tó lissum ðú ús leánest nú unfreóndlíce

    we assigned thee land for thy delight, now dost thou repay us in fashion unfriendly,

      127; Th. 162, 28; Gen. 2688.
  • Lissum

    kindly, graciously,

      Andr. Kmbl. 1735; An. 870.
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v. líðs.
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v.  lissan líðs.
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