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un-gemetfæst

  • adjective
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un-gemetfæst, adj.
in a moral sense,
immoderate, immodest, intemperate
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  • Ðá forseah se Catulus hine, for ðam hé hine wiste swíþe ungesceádwísne and swíþe ungemetfæstne,

      Bt. 27, 1; Fox 96, 5.
  • Ðám monnum ðe beóþ neátenum gelíce, ðæt beóð unrihtwíse and ungemetfæste,

      14, 1; Fox 42, 4.
in reference to physical things,
immoderate, excessive
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  • Hwílum cymð of ungemetfæstre hǽto, hwílum of ungemetfæstum cyle,

      Lchdm. ii. 56, 16.
  • Hwílum of ungemetfæstre hǽto, hwilum of ungemetfæstum cyle, hwílum of ungemetlícre wǽtan, hwílum of ungemætlícre drígnesse, iii. 72, 29.
applied to the stomach,
irretentive
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  • Ðæs hátan magan ungemetfæstan tácn sindon, ðonne hé bið mid ómum geswenced, ðam men bið þurst getenge,

      Lchdm. ii. 192, 25: 160, 4.
Etymology
[O. H. Ger. un-gimezfast immoderatus, immodestus.]
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v.  un-gemetfæstlíc ge-metfæst.
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  • un-gemetfæst, adj.