weorþscipe
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
weorþscipe
es; m. I. worship, honour shewn to an object Gif hwá biþ mid hwelcum welum geweorþod, hú ne belimpþ se weorþscipe tó ðam ðe hine geweorðaþ; ðæt is tó herianne hwéne rihtlícor si quod ex appositis luceat, ipsa quidem, quae sunt apposita, laudantur , Bt. 14, 3; Fox 46, 12. Ða dysiende wénaþ ðætte ðæt ðing sié ǽlces weorþscipes betst wyrþe ðætte hí medemæste ongiton magon labuntur hi, qui quod sit optimum, id reverentiae cultu dignissimum putant, 24, 4; Fox 86, 10. Nys nán wítega bútan weorðscype (wurð-, v. l.) (sine honore ), búton on his earde, Mt. Kmbl. 13, 57 : Mk. Skt. 6, 4. Hí wunnon æfter weorðscipe (wyrþ -, v. l. ) on ðisse worulde, and tiledon gódes hlísan, Bt. 40, 4 ; Fox 240, 5. Ealne ðæne bysmor wé gyldaþ mid weorðscype ðám ðe ús scendaþ, Wulfst. 163, 10. Mid wurðscipe underfón, Chr. 785; Erl. 57, 19: Nicod. 20; Thw. 10, 26. Him cómon lác tó wurðscipe, Ælfc. T. Grn. 7, 32. Yfelwillende men nǽnne weorþscipe næfdon, Bt. 15; Fox 48, 17. Uorðscip, Lind. : worðscip, Rush., honorem, Jn. Skt. 4, 44. II. honour, honourable or honoured condition, dignity, honours Se weorþscipe and se anweald, gif hé becymþ tó ðam dysigan, hé mæg hine gedón weorþne dignitates honorabilem, cui provenerint, reddunt , Bt. 27, 1 ; Fox 94, 18. Benumen ǽgþer ge ðínra welona ge ðínes weorþscipes, 7, 3; Fox 20, 5. Welan and weorþscipes hí willniaþ opes, honores ambiant, 32, 3; Fox 118, 29: Met. 19, 44. Hwæt mæg ic ðé máre secgan be ðam weorþscipe and be ðam anwealde ðisse worulde . . . Gé ne ongitaþ ðone heofoncundan anweald and ðone weorþscipe, se is eówer ágen . . . Hwæt se eówer wela and se eówer anweald ðe gé nú weorþscipe hátaþ, gif hé becymþ tó ðam eallra wyrrestan men quid de dignitatibus potentiaque disseram, quas vos, verae dignitatis ac potestatis inscii, coelo exaequatis ? quae si in improbissimum quemque ceciderint ? Bt. 16, 1 ; Fox 48, 27-34. Mann ðá ðá hé on wurðscype (in honore ) wæs, Ps. Spl. 41, 21. Hé (Joseph ) heóld his fæder on fullum wurðscipe ðǽr mid eallum his bróðrum, Ælfc. T. Grn. 5, 7. III. honour, glory Míne fýnd mínne weorðscipe tó duste gewyrcen inimicus gloriam meam in pulverem deducat , Ps. Th. 7, 5. IV. honour, state, magnificence Hé férde tó Róme mid mycclum wurðscipe, Chr. 855 ; Erl. 69, 18. V. dignity of behaviour Móderlícere stæððinysse ł wurðscipe materna gravitate ł dignitate , Hpt. Gl. 469, 38. VI. worthiness, excellence, nobleness Weorþscipe vel geþungennes dignitas, i. honestas, excellentia, fastigium , Wrt. Voc. ii. 140, 25. Sittende hé tǽhte ; ðæt belimpð tó wurðscipe láreówdómes, Homl. Th. i. 548, 25. Hié álýsde for his weorþscipe Eádmund cyning, Chr. 942; Erl. 116, 18. VII. an honour, a dignity, an honourable office or position Ealdordómas vel ða héhstan wurðscipas fasces, biscoplíc wurðscipe flamininus honor , Wrt. Voc. i. 59, 53, 54. Swelce wræccan woldon underfón ðone weorðscipe and eác ða byrðenne infirmus quisque, ut honoris (plebium ducatus) onus percipiat, anhelat , Past. 7 ; Swt. 51, 23. Se ðe wel þénaþ, hé gódne wyrðscipe him sylfum gestrýnð qui bene ministraverit, gradum bonum sibi adquirit, R. Ben. 54, 18. VIIa. pl. Dignities, persons in office (?) :-- Wyrþscipas comitia (cf. weorþung-dæg). Wrt. Voc. i. 21, 65. VIII. an honour, ornament, decoration Wurðscipe infula, Hpt. Gl. 458, 24. Gifu gumena byð gleng and herenys, wraðu and weorðscype, and wræcna gehwam ár and ætwist, Runic pm. Kmbl. 340, 25 ; Rún. 7. Mid twám wurðscipum geglængde se ælmihtiga Scyppend ðæs mannes sáwle; ðæt is mid écnysse and eádignysse, Homl. Skt. i. 1, 150. VIII a. honour, cause of an object being honoured or honourable :-- Hit gewearð ðæt ðam wísan men com tó lofe and tó wyrðscype ðæt se unrihtwísa cyning him teohhode tó wíte ita cruciatus, quos putabat tyrannus materiam crudelitatis, vir sapiens fecit esse virtutis , Bt. 16, 2 ; Fox 52, 26. IX. what is honoured or prized, an excellent thing, a good On swelcum and on óþrum swelcum lǽnum and hreósendum weorþscipum (riches, fame, power, etc. , have been enumerated; cf. ðám lǽnum gódum, I. 1 ), Bt. 24, 3 ; Fox 82, 21. v. un-, weorold-weorþscipe.
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