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ryne-gæst

(n.)
Grammar
ryne-gæst, es; m.
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, a term used for lightning Feá ðæt gedýgaþ ðara ðe gerǽcaþ rynegiestes wǽpen few escape whom the lightning strikes, Exon. Th. 386, 8; Rä. 4, 58

líg-ræscetung

(n.)
Grammar
líg-ræscetung, e; f.
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Lightning Lígrescetunga fulgura, Ps. Lamb. 17, 15

Linked entry: ræscetung

légetu

(n.)
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lightning. v. lígetu

on-ǽlet

(n.)
Grammar
on-ǽlet, es; n.
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Lightning Onǽletu ł lígetu fulgura, Ps. Lamb. 143. 6

líget-ræsc

(n.)
Grammar
líget-ræsc, es; m.
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Lightning Ic geseah Satanan swá swá lígetræsct of heofone feallende, Lk. Skt. 10, 18, MS. A

líg-ræsc

(n.)
Grammar
líg-ræsc, es; m.
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Lightning, a flash of lightning, bright light Lígræsc coruscatio i. fulgor, Wrt. Voc. ii. 136, 2. His ansýn wæs swylce lígræsc, Nicod. 15; Thw. 7, 20.

Linked entries: ræsc líget-ræsc

heofon-fýr

(n.)
Grammar
heofon-fýr, es; n.
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Lightning, v. heofon; Be ðám muntum . . . þá ðe heáh standað . . . heó beóð genehhe mid heofenfýre geþreáde, Wlfst. 262. 15

Linked entry: fýr

líget-sliht

(n.)
Grammar
líget-sliht, e; f.
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A flash of lightning Ðá com þunerrád and légetsleht and ofslóh ðone mǽstan dǽl ðæs hǽðnan folces, Shrn. 57, 35. Légeðslæht fulgor, Lk. Skt. Lind. 10, 18

scyndel

(n.)
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scyndan, ; scyndel one who causes swift movement, referring to the lightning(?). Or cf. (?) scendan, scendele; scyndel, scendel a shameful person (?)), Anglia viii. 321, 16

berhtm-hwæt

(adj.)
Grammar
berhtm-hwæt, adj.
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Swift as an eye-blink; celer ut oculi nictus Ðec lígetu bláce, berhtmhwate ða ðec bletsige the pale lightnings, swift as an eye-blink, these shall bless thee, Cd. 192; Th. 240, 3; Dan. 381

Linked entry: breahtum-hwæt

breahtum-hwæt

(adj.)
Grammar
breahtum-hwæt, adj.
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Swift as the twinkling of an eye; celer ut oculi nictus Dec lígetta hérgen, bláce, breahtum-hwate may the lightnings praise thee, pale, swift as the twinkling of an eye, Exon. 54 b; Th. 192, 16; Az. 107

scotung

(n.)
Grammar
scotung, e; f.
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For ðæs fýres sceotungum on account of the flashes of lightning, Lchdm. iii. 280, 15

Linked entry: sceotung

líð-ness

(n.)
Grammar
líð-ness, e; f.
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On lígette is óga and on snáwe líðnyss ðære beorhtnysse in lightning is the terror of brightness, in snow its mildness, i. 222, 32. Hé forbær manna yfelnysse þurh his líðnysse he endured the evil of men by reason of his gentleness, 320, 16.

líget

(n.)
Grammar
líget, es; m. n.: lígetu, e; f.
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Lightning, a flash of lightning Lígit fulgor vel fulmen, Wrt. Voc. 52, 46. Hys ansýn wæs swylce lígyt, Mt. Kmbl. 28, 3: 24, 27. Ðǽr begann tó brastligenne micel þunor and líget sceótan, Homl. Th. ii. 196, 23.

blác

(adj.)
Grammar
blác, adj.
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Lígetta hérgen bláce dýrne Dryhten lightnings bright praise the beloved Lord, Exon. 54 b; Th. 192, 16; Az. 107. Engel ða burh oferbrægd blácan lýge, hátan heaðowealme an angel spread over the town a bright flame, hot warlike floods, Andr.

Linked entry: blǽc

sliht

(n.)
Grammar
sliht, sleaht, sleht, slieht, sliét, slyht (s see the cpds. ), es; m.

a striking of coin.a strokeflash of lightningslaughterdeath by violence

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a striking of coin. v. pening-sliht. a stroke, flash of lightning, v. líget-sliht. slaughter, death by violence Ðes sliht haec caedes, Ælfc. Gr. 9, 27; Zup. 53, 4. Æt eallum slyht[e?]

Linked entries: slæht sleht hand-sliht

hát

(adj.)
Grammar
hát, adj.
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Swá háttra sumor swá mára þunor and líget on geáre the hotter the summer the more thunder and lightning in the year, Lchdm. iii. 280, 9. [Orm. hat: Laym. hat, hot: A. R. hot: Chauc. hot, hoot: Prompt. Parv. hoot: O. Sax. hét: Icel. heitr: O. H.

líg

(n.)
Grammar
líg, lég, es; generally masc. but ðæt lég occurs.
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Flame, lightning Líg flamma, Wrt. Voc. 76, 49: 82, 52. Lég, 284, 12. Ðæt fýr and ðæt lég [se líg MS. C.] swíðe weóx ... Ðá fór se wallenda lég ... ðǽr se lég mǽst wæs, Bd. 2, 7; S. 509, 19-24. Se lég ongan sleán ongeán ðone wind, Blickl.

Linked entry: lég

gelíce

(adv.)
Grammar
gelíce, adv.

Likewisealsoaspariter

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Gelíce sé lég hie cwylmde gelíce ða Cristenan him mid heora wǽpnum hýndon they were killed alike by the lightning and laid low by the weapons of the Christians, 203, 16 : Nar. 14, 10.

bregdan

(v.)
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.), to change Hí gehérað hleóðrum brægdan óðre fugelas they hear other birds varying their notes Met. 13, 47. intrans. to move, be pulled Ne bregden nó ðá stengas of ðǽm hringum vectes a circuits numquam recedant Past. 173, 10. of lightning, to flash