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fæþm

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Wright's OE grammar
§7; §54; §155; §302; §340;
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a bosom, lap
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  • Faethm

    gremium (gremen,

      MS.), Wrt. Voc. ii. 110, 3.
  • Faeðm

    sinus

    ,
      120, 66.
  • Openige nú þín se fægresta fæþm and se clǽna,

      Bl. H. 7, 25.
  • On fæþme

    gremio,

      An. Ox. 32, 11.
  • On fæðme (in fæðem, L.) fædres

    in sinu patris

    ,
      Jn. R. 1, 18.
the fore-arm
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  • Eln ulna, fæðm cubitus, hand manus, Wrt. Voc. i. 64, 72: 283, 11. (2 a) as a measure of length,

    a cubit

    :-- Genim medmicle moran glædenon fædme longe and swá greáte swá ðín þuma,
      Lch. iii. 18, 24.
  • Se arc wæs mid ánre fæþme ufewerd belocen,

      Scrd. 21, 5.
  • Seó earc wæs .ccc. fæðmena lang and .1. fæðmena wíd and xxx fǽðmena heáh,

      Sal. K. 184, 29.
an arm which embraces ; in pl. (embracing)
arms, bosom
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  • Sceal beón seó góde sáwel on Abrahames fæðmum oð dómes dæg,

      Wlfst. 238, 7: Ps. 188.
the distance covered by the arms outstretched, a fathom
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  • Faeðm vel twégen stridi

    passus

    ,
      Wrt. Voc. ii. 116, 40.
a closed hand, fist
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  • Hand manus, fæþm pugnus, brád hand

    palma

    ,
      Wrt. Voc. i. 283, 13.
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