Middle English Dictionary Entry

abhomināble adj.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

Of a thing, a sight, a disease, an action, etc.: physically loathsome, disgusting, repulsive; ~ to the stomak, nauseating.
(a) Of a thing, a doctrine, a vice, a sin, etc.: morally disgusting, detestable, odious, cursed; ~ to (toward, unto) God, odious to God; (b) of a virtue: disgusting (to the wicked); (c) of persons: morally odious; haven (holden) ~, to regard as morally loathsome, abominate.
As noun: ~ of monkes, a crowd of monks; -- jocular.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • c1450 Terms Assoc.(2) (Cmb Ll.1.18)232 : An habomynable syght off monkys.
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  • a1500(1465) Leversedge Vision (Add 34193)25 : The abominable and multitude of deuelis was innumerable.
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