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As a consequence of the crucifixion, however, the Cross can both be adorned with garments (`waedum geweoroode', line 15; `wendan waedum ond bleom', line 22), and can itself act as a garment by which people can be saved: `Ne bearf oaer
bonne aenig anforht wesan | be him aer in broestum bereo beacna selest' (lines 117-18).(51) The image of clothing, taken off or put on, is another reminder of the significance of the Adam -- Christ link in the poem.
For example, (a) Old English active semantic equivalents (18) et curault eum ita ut loqueretur et uideret 7 geleicnade hine suoe p he gesproec 7 gesoeh t gesege 12.22 'and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw' ita ut turbae mirarentur sua p oreatas wundradun 15.31 'Insomuch that the multitude wondered' (b) Old English periphrastic equivalents of the Latin passive et qui maledixerit patri uel matri morte moriatur 7 seoe yfle-cuoeooes l werges deam feder l oaer
moeder of deaoe sie acwelled 15.4 'and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death' misereor turbae willic milsa oreatas l ooam menigum 15.32 'I have compassion on the multitude'