deór-wyrþe
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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deór-wyrþe
-wurþe; adj. [deóre dear, weorþe worth] Precious, dear, of great worth or value; prĕtiōsus Ðá he funde ðæt án deórwyrþe meregrot inventa autem una prĕtiōsa margarīta, Mt. Bos. 13, 46. Deórwurþe prĕtiōsus, Wrt. Voc. 85, 61. Ealra gecorenra hálgena deáþ is deórwurþe on Godes gesihþe the death of all the chosen saints is precious in the sight of God, Homl. Th. i. 48, 34, Ofer gold and stáne deorwyrþum super aurum et lapĭdem prĕiōsum, Ps. Lamb. 18, 11: 20, 4. We deórwyrþne dǽl Dryhtne cennaþ we ascribe the precious lot to the Lord, Exon. 35 a; Th. 113, 7; Gú. 154. Hí wurdon gehwyrfede to deórwurþum gymmum they were turned to precious gems, Homl. Th. i. 64, 5. Hí nǽtre swá deórwurþe gymstánas ne gemétton they have never before met with such precious gems, i. 64, 10. Ðæt is git deórwyrþre ðonne monnes líf it is even more valuable than man's life, Bt. 10; Fox 28, 38. Ðú hæfst gesund gehealden eall ðæt deórwyrþoste thou hast kept entire everything most precious, Bt. 10; Fox 28, 9. Mid ðam deórwurþustan reáfe with the most valuable raiment, Gen. 27, 15.
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