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irming

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
irming, es ; m.
A poor, mean, wretched, miserable person, a wretch
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  • Ic eom ána forlǽten yrming

    unicus et pauper sum ego,

      Ps. Th. 24, 14.
  • Ic eom yrming and þearfa

    ego egenus et pauper sum,

      39, 20.
  • Ðú eart ðé godes yrming

    as to thee, thou art God's pauper,

      Exon. 36 b; Th. 118, 22; Gú. 243.
  • Betere is ðé ðæt ðé sceamige nú hér beforan mé ánum yrmingce ðonne eft beforan Gode on ðam mycelan dóme

    melius est tibi nunc hic coram me solo misero pudefieri, quam posthac coram Deo in magno judicio,

      L. Ecg. C. prm ; Th, ii. 132, 20.
  • Ðá ða iermingas ðe ðǽr tó láfe wurdon út of ðǽm holan crupon ðe heó on lutedan

    when the wretched people that remained crept out of the holes that they had lurked in,

      Ors. 2, 8; Swt. 92, 29.
  • Se ðe ǽnigne ðissa ierminga besuícþ

    qui scandalizaverit unum de pusillis istis,

      Past. 2, 2 ; Swt. 30, 17.
  • Ðæt is sió friþstów and sió frófor án eallra yrminga æfter ðissum weoruldgeswincum

    that alone is the asylum and the comfort of all the wretched after these labours in the world,

      Bt. Met. Fox 21, 33 ; Met. 21, 17.
Etymology
[Makede him erming þer he was er king, O. E. Homl. 2, 62 : Þu erming þu wrecche gost, O. and N. 1111 : Agag þe king, þu ært an ærming, Laym. 16690 : Icel. armingi a poor fellow, a wretch : O. H. Ger. arming pauper.]
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v. earming-, erming.
Linked entries
v.  erming earming.
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