ACUMBLID, ACLUMSID | INEPT

We heard the laud for them, and inept have been our hands, tribulation has taken us, sore we are as the one travailing with a child.

 

Usłyszeliśmy dla nich pochwałę i niezdarne stały się nasze ręce; dojęła nas udręka, a bolejemy jak ta w połogu.

 

Jeremiah, 6:24
Volume 3, page 358

 

Wycliffe Early Version
We han herd the loes of it, losid atwynne ben oure hondus ; tribulacioun caʒte vs, sorewis as the trauailende with childe.

 

Wycliffe Later Version
We herden the fame therof, oure hondis ben ‘aclumsid; tribulacioun hath take vs as a womman trauelinge of child.

 

Wycliffe forms and reference

p.p. aclumsid,, Jeremiah 6:24; Ezekiel 21:7
p.p. acumblid, Jeremiah 6:24, Stratmann, page 31

 

Modern senses

inept, maladroit, unfit

Etymology

Middle English
from Old English a-cumlen to become cramped

 

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