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fæst-nes

  • noun [ feminine ]
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Grammar
fæst-nes, -niss, -ness, -nyss,e ; f.
Wright's OE grammar
§609;
Firmament, firmness, stability, fastness, fortification; firmāmentum, firmĭtūdo, mūnīmen, propugnācŭlum
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  • Firmamentum [fæstnes] is ðeós róderlíce heofen, mid manegum steorrum amett ... Seó [fæstnes] firmamentum tyrnþ symle onbútan us under ðyssere eorþan and búfan, ac ðǽr is ungerím fæc betweox hyre and ðære eorþan

    the firmament is this ethereal heaven, adorned with many stars ... The firmament always turneth about us under this earth and above it, but there is an immeasurable space between it and the earth,

    • Lchdm. iii. 294,
    • 8-13.
  • Gewurþe nú fæstnis tomiddes ðám wæterum ... And God geworhte ða fæstnisse, and totwǽmde ða wæteru, ðe wǽron under ðære fæstnisse, fram ðám, ðe wǽron búfan ðære fæstnisse ... And God hét ða fæstnisse, heofenan

    fiat firmāmentum in mĕdio aquārum ... Et fēcit Deus firmāmentum, divīsitque aquas, quæ erant sub firmāmento, ab his, quæ erant sŭper firmāmentum ... Vŏcāvitque Deus firmāmentum, cælum,

    • Gen. 1,
    • 6-8.
  • Behealdaþ nú ða wídgilnesse, and ða fæstnesse heofenes

    behold now the immensity, and the firmness of heaven,

    • Bt. 32,
    • 2;
    • Fox 116,
    • 5.
  • Ymbtrymming oððe fæstnyss

    mūnīmen,

    • Ælfc. Gr. 9,
    • 12;
    • Som. 9,
    • 32.
Derived forms
rǽd-fæstnes, sóþ-, staðol-
Similar entries
v. ródor.
Linked entries
v.  festnes fæstennes.
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  • fæst-nes, n.