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the property of being heavy
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  • Ǽnne swer ormǽtes hefes,

      Hml. S. 31, 1248.
  • Se hálga gást hí heóld and mid hefe gefæstnode, ꝥ þá mánfullan ne mihton ꝥ mǽden ástyrian,

      9, 98.
  • God is bútan hefe and hé ealle gesceafta gelógode on gemete, and on getele, and on hefe, Hml. Th. i. 286, 12-15. I a. weight in a high degree :-- Hefe wæstma brycð bóh

    pondus fructuum frangit ramum,

      Scint. 85, 4.
figuratively.
oppressive effect or
influence
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  • Þonne gehwylce synfulle menn óðre geólǽcað, and mid gegaderodun hefe þǽre wyrstan lyffetunge ofðriccað,

      Hml. Th. 494, 4.
importance
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  • Hefe mole (virtutes amplas, quae modulum et numerum excedunt pro

    mole

    gestorum,
      Ald. 159, 21.
a
heavy mass of material, a burden
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  • Hefe gleba (spurci

    glebula

    ruris,
      Ald. 140, 34), An. Ox. 18 b, 41.
  • Hefe

    fasce, i. onere,

      Wülck. Gl. 234, 21.
  • Hefe gehefdum

    mole grauatis,

      251, 16.
  • Hefe mole (ingentis scopuli mole connexas, Ald. 68, 12). Ne ðá gét . . . ahefegum (an hefegum?) hefe ásette wǽron

    necdum montes gravi mole constiterant,

      Kent. Gl. 265.
a weight as measure
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  • Hefe

    pondus

    (abominatio est apud Deum pondus et pondus,
      Prov. 20, 23), Kent. Gl. 752.
  • Getelum, hefum

    numeris, ponderibus,

      Wülck. Gl. 250, 25.
  • Hefum

    minis, i. talentis,

      Germ. 396, 122.
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