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  • adv. Obsolete spelling of uneath. Hard, difficult, not easy

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as uneath.


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  • Enchirius is a little fish unneth half a foot long: for though he be full little of body, nathless he is most of virtue.

    A WMAM too tired for catchy titles

  • And he maketh a ruthful noise and ghastful, when one proffereth to fight with another: and unneth is hurt when he is thrown down off an high place.

    Normal Medieval Animal Monday

  • The nursingwoman answered him and said that that woman was in throes now full three days and that it would be a hard birth unneth to bear but that now in a little it would be.


  • In the meanwhile, as they thus stood talking together, there came twelve nuns which brought with them Galahad, the which was passing fair and well made, that unneth in the world men might not find his match; and all those ladies wept.

    Song and Legend from the Middle Ages

  • And if shipmen come unwarily thereby, unneth they scape without peril.

    Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus

  • Always they cry, jangle, and jape; that unneth they be still while they sleep.

    Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus

  • Jerome saith, that the dragon is a full thirsty beast, insomuch that unneth he may have water enough to quench his great thirst; and openeth his mouth therefore against the wind, to quench the burning of his thirst in that wise.

    Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus

  • They desire to drink always, unneth they are out of bed, when they cry for meat anon.

    Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus

  • Among beasts the elephant is most of virtue, so that unneth among men is so great readiness found.

    Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus

  • And is then unneth seen that time for the multitude that followeth and serveth him, and when the people of bees are in travail, he is within, and as it were governor, and goeth about to comfort others for to work.

    Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus


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