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HEOFON
heofen, heofun, hefon, heben, hiofon, es; m. HEAVEN; cælum Heofon and heofuna heofun and eorþe and ealle ða þing ðe sind on him sind Drihtnes the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord's, the earth with all that therein is, Deut. 10, 14. Heofen and eorþe síde sǽflódas cæli et terra, mare, Ps. Th. 68, 35. Heofon and hel heaven and hell, Exon. 31 a; Th. 97, 17; Cri.
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heofon
heófon[?] Hergas on helle heofon ðider becom druron deófolgyld, Cd. 145; Th. 180, 17; Exod. 47. Grein translates heofon lamentation and druron mourned; but may not hergas be from hearg q. v. and parallel to deófolgyld, and the passage be translated the idols and false gods fell to hell and heaven came there?
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heofon
Add: In later specimens the word is often feminine, e.g. Hoc caelum þeós heofen, Ælfc. Gr. Z. 86, ii. I. the overarching vault of sky, the sky, firmament, v. heofon-hróf, -hwealf Hé cwæð, 'Geweorðe heofen', and þǽrrihte wæs heofen geworht (cf. Gen. I. 6, 8), Hml. Th. i. 6, 1-2. Heofon biþ open on þǽm eástdǽle. and mycel mægen forþ cymeþ, and þone
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