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lyswen

  • adjective
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Grammar
lyswen, lyssen; adj.
Full of matter, corrupt, purulent; depraved[?]
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  • Ðonne se swile tóbyrst ðonne biþ seó micge lyswen swilce worms,

      L. M. 2, 17; Lchdm. ii. 198, 26.
Etymology
[In Ps. Th. 52, 6 the word lisne occurs; can this be the adverb from this adjective, taken in the sense given to lysu Manna bán mihtig Drihten lisne tósceádeþ scatters with shame or dishonour?]
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v. lysu and next word.
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v.  lyssen.
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  • lyswen, adj.