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hyge
the upper part of the throat, fauces Hyge faus [faux or fauces? ] Wrt. Voc. 282, 78: ii. 36, 46.
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hyge
es; m. Mind, heart, soul: — Cwæþ ðæt hine his hige speóne ðæt hé wyrcean ongunne getimbro he said that his heart lured him to attempt making buildings, Cd. 15; Th. 18, 17; Gen. 274. Óþ hine his hyge forspeón and his ofermetta ealra swíðost until his heart seduced him, and his pride most of all, 18; Th. 22, 34; Gen. 350. Hyge Euan wífes wác geþoht the mind of Eve, weak thought of woman, 30; Th. 40, 34; Gen. 648. Ðam þegne ongan his hige hweorfan the mans mind began to change, 33; Th. 44, 8; Gen. 706. Næs him blíðe hig
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hyge
Add:v. ofer-hyge.
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