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un-cúþ

  • adjective
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un-cúþ, adj.
Unknown; incognitus,
    Ælfc. Gr. 33; Zup. 205, 10.
unknown, strange
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  • Wæs Breotone eálond Rómánum uncúþ (

    incognita

    ),
      Bd. 1, 2; S. 475, 3: Beo. Th. 4434; B. 2214.
  • Gif men uncúð swyle on gesitte,

      Lchdm. i. 194, 27.
  • Ðæt wǽre gelæht án uncúð geong man,

      Homl. Skt. i. 23, 613: Ors. 6, 31; Swt. 286, 22.
  • Heó on wéstenne gewunade eallum monnum uncúð,

      Shrn. 107, 24.
  • Mon uncúþes andwlitan and uncúþes gegyrlan

    hominem vultus habitusque incogniti,

      Bd. 2, 12; S. 513, 35.
  • Firum uncúþ, hwí...,

      Met. 4, 39.
  • Word áres uncúþes,

      Exon. Th. 175, 5; Gú. 1190.
  • Nis ðæs nán tweó. Ac ic wolde nú ðæt ðú mé sǽdest hwæthwegu uncúþes,

      Bt. 34, 6; Fox 142, 24: Beo. Th. 1757; B. 876.
  • Ne fyligeaþ hig uncúþum (

    alienum), for ðam ðe hig ne gecneówun uncúðra (alienorum )

    stefne,
      Jn. Skt. 10, 5.
  • Uncúðum gode

    deo ignoto,

      Hontl. Skt. ii. 29. 23.
  • Be uncúðum yrfe (cf. ignotum pecus,

      L. Edm. C. 5; Th. i. 253, 7), L. Edg. H. 4; Th. i. 258, 21.
  • Ðá áléde ic mínne kynegyrylan and mé mid uncúþe hrægle gegerede (

    I went incognito

    ),
      Nar. 18, 2.
  • Hwá gifþ ðam uncúðan lífes fultum,

      Ap. Th. 11, 15.
  • Gehýrde hé óðerne sang swilce uncúðne,

      Homl. Th. ii. 334, 16.
  • Uncúðne weg,

      Met. 13, 58: Cd. Th. 181, 9; Exod. 58: Beo. Th. 2825; B. 1410.
  • Drihten sent uncúðe þeóde ofer eów ða ðe gé ne cunnon

    ducet te Dominus in gentem, quam ignoras,

      Deut. 28, 36.
  • Geopenigean uncúðe wyrd, hwǽr hé ðara nægla wénan þorfte,

      Elen. Kmbl. 2202; El. 1102.
  • Nime man uncúþ sǽd at ælmesmannum,

      Lchdm. i. 400, 17.
  • Uncúð ádle

    pestilentiae,

      Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 24, 7.
  • Cf. Se hwíta stán mæg wið eallum uncúþum (

    unknown, and so caused by witchcraft?

    ) brocum,
      Lchdm. ii. 290, 11.
  • Ðǽr him folcweras fremde wǽron, wine uncúðe,

      Cd. Th. 110, 32; Gen. 1847.
  • Ðæm folce seldsiéne and uncúðe wǽron wínes dryncas,

      Ors. 2, 4; Swt. 76, 12.
  • Mínra firena ðe mé uncúðe wǽron

    delicta ignorantiae meae,

      Ps. Ben. 24, 6.
  • Ðás ðé sint unncúðo

    haec ignoras,

      Jn. Skt. Lind. 3, l0.
  • Hié uncúðra ǽngum ne willaþ feóres geunnan

    they will grant no stranger life,

      Andr. Kmbl. 355; An. 178: Cd. Th. 163, 14; Gen. 2698.
  • Se útancumena munuc ðe of uncúðum eardum cymð

    si quis monachus peregrinus de longinquis provinciis supervenerit,

      R. Ben. 109, 4.
  • Gif wé scomiaþ ðæt wé tó uncúðum monnum (

    men we do not know

    ) suelc sprecen,
      Past. 10; Swt. 63, 6.
  • Oft ic nú miscyrre cúðe sprǽce, and þeáh uncúðre ǽrhwílum fond,

      Met. 2, 9.
unknown, not understood
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  • God sealde heora ǽlcum synderlíce sprǽce, ðæt heora ǽlcum wæs uncúð, hwæt óðer sǽde,

      Ælfc. T. Grn. 4, 11.
unknown, uncertain
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  • Ðære tíde ðe ús uncúþ is

    ejus quod nobis incertum est temporis,

      Bd. 2, 13; S. 516, 15.
  • Heora sylfra forþfóre ðære tíd[e] is uncúþ

    suum exitum, cujus hora incerta est,

      4, 3; S. 568, 21: Blickl. Homl. 125, 7.
  • Ús is swíþe uncúþ hwæt úre yrfeweardas getreówlíces dón willon,

      51, 35: 119, 7.
  • Clypiaþ gyt hlúdor uncúð þeáh ðe hé slǽpe (

    cry aloud ... peradventure he sleepeth,

    1 Kings
      18, 27), Homl. Skt. i. 18, 119.
  • Monig biþ uncúþ treówgeþofta teoraþ hwílum wáciaþ wordbeót

    many a thing is uncertain, trusty comrade sometimes fails, weak prove words of promise,

      Exon. Th. 469, 19; Hy. 11, 4.
  • Fægere word ðis synd ðe gé bróhton, ac hí níwe syndon and uncúþe

    pulchra sunt verba quae adfertis, sed nova sunt et incerta,

      Bd. 1, 25; S. 487, 10.
  • Ðonne cuman fǽrlíce on uncúðum tídum tó mynstre cumaþ

    incertis horis supervenientes hospites,

      R. Ben. 85, 9.
ungentle, unkind, hostile harsh unfriendly. v. un-cúþlíce
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  • Bróga cwom egeslíc and uncúð, ealdfeónda níð,

      Exon. Th. 110, 23; Gú. 112.
  • Mónase ehtoða ... cild ácenned uncúð (

    unfriendly?

    ), strang,
      Lchdm. iii. 188, 3.
  • Wé genéðdon eafoð uncúþes (

    Grendel

    ); úþe ic swíþor, ðæt ðú hine selfne geseón móste, feónd fylwérigne,
      Beo. Th. 1924; B. 960.
  • Sceaþa eáweþ uncúðne níð,

      558; B. 276.
  • Mec ongon hreówan ðæt mín hondgeweorc on feónda geweald féran sceolde, sceolde uncúðne eard cunnian, sáre síþas,

      Exon. Th. 86, 34; Cri. 1418.
Etymology
[Goth. un-kunþs ignotus: O. H. Ger. un-kund ignotus, incognitus, peregrinus, agrestis, incertus: Icel. ú-kunnr unknown.]
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v.  un-cúþlíce.
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  • un-cúþ, adj.