Wycliffe Gloss, Agrisen: to shudder at

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My wife shuddered at my breath, and I prayed for the sons of my lap.

Job, 19:17
■→Wycliffe volume 2, page 699

Early Version

My wif agriside my breth; and I preʒede the sones of my wombe.

Later Version

My wijf wlatide my breeth; and Y preiede the sones of my wombe.

Etymology

Old English āgrīsan

Modern English

Related form: ■→grisly;

Senses: to shudder at, to turn away from.

Note

Modern womb is derived from Old English wamb; Old High German wamba, a delicate, tender body part; today: the lap, embrace; ■→Wiktionary.

The Greek myth of ■→Cronus elaborated also on the abdomen and vocabulary differences between eating or care.

■→This text is also available in Polish.


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