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Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From hefiġ +‎ -nes.

NounEdit

hefiġnes f (nominative plural hefiġnessa)

  1. heaviness, slowness, weight, grief, affliction, dullness of the body or senses.
  2. burdensomeness, oppressiveness, oppression.
  3. trouble, difficult matter.
  4. disease.

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • hefigness in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary