genip

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ge-nip, cognate with German nebul, Norse nifl, from a PIE root *nebh-.

Noun[edit]

genip n (nominative plural genipu)

  1. mist, vapours, darkness, obscurity
    • Wearþ genip, and ofersceadede híg (facta est nūbes, et obumbrāvit eos), Lk. Bos. 9, 34.
    • Ðæt genip stód æt ðæs geteldes dura (the cloud stood at the door of the tabernacle), Ex. 33, 10: Cd. 8; Th. 9, 9; Gen. 139.
    • Moises eóde to ðam genipe (Moyses accessit ad calīgĭnem), Ex. 20, 21.
    • Com stefen of ðam genipe (vox facta est de nūbe), Lk. Bos. 9, 35.
    • On ðæt genip (in nūbem), Lk. Bos. 9, 34.
    • In ðæt neowle genip (into the deep darkness), Cd. 223; Th. 292, 25; Sat. 445: 217; Th. 275, 31; Sat. 180: Exon. 93 b; Th. 351, 12; Sch. 79.
    • Ofer flóda genipu (over the mists of floods), Beo. Th. 5608; B. 2808: 2724; B. 1360.
    • Ðú ðe gesetst genipu upastínesse ðínne oððe ðínne upstíge (qui pōnis nūbem ascensum tuum), Ps. Lamb. 103, 3: Ps. Spl. 77, 27.
  2. a cloud (in the sky), a storm-cloud
    • Sweart wolcen and genip (atra nubes), Nar. 23, 23.
    • Wolcnu & genipu (nubes), Ps. L. 17, 13.
    • Winterbiter weder and wolcna genipu, Az. 105. (1 a)
    • Gyf strongra storm and genip swíþor þreáde (si procella fortior aut nimbus perurgeret), Bd. 4, 3; Sch. 361, 3.
    • Þá wæs swýðe mycel genip geworden in þám wolcnum, and unmǽte rénas ríndon collecto (in nubibus aere immensa nimis pluvia erupit), Gr. D. 196, 1.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • genipan "to rise as a cloud, to darken"

References[edit]