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un-gewiss

  • adjective
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un-gewiss, adj.
Wright's OE grammar
§588;
Uncertain
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  • Ungewis

    incerta,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 48, 17.
of persons,
not having knowledge, ignorant
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  • Gif hé hit nát, hwelce gesǽlþa hæfþ hé æt ðam welan, gif hé biþ swá dysig and swá ungewiss ðæt hé ðæt witan ne mæg

    si nescit, quaenam beata sors esse potest ignorantiae caecitate?

      Bt. 11, 2; Fox 34, 26.
  • Ungewiss com se deófol tó Criste, and ungewiss hé eode áweig; for ðan ðe se Hǽlend ne geswutelode ná him his mihte,

      Homl. Th. i. 176, 9-11.
  • Ðá ðá ic ðǽr lange stód ungewis mínes færeldes, ii. 350, 26.
of things,
not known, of which there is not certain knowledge
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  • On ðínes lífes ryne ðe ðé is ungewiss, Basil admn. 8; Norm. 52, 8.
  • Ungewisse þingc and dýgelnyssa wísdomes ðínes

    incerta et occulta sapientiae tuae,

      Ps. Lamb. 50, 8.
not conveying certain knowledge
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  • Ðú stunta, on hwilce wísan sceole wé ðé gelýfan and ðínum ungewissum wordum? Homl. Skt. i. 23, 697.
ignominious. v. preceding word,
III:Ungewis ignominiosus,
    Kent. Gl. 715.
Etymology
[O. H. Ger. un-giwiss incertus, inexpertus, fortuitus.]
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