EARG
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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EARG
earh; comp. eargra, earhra; sup. eargost; adj. I. inert, weak, timid, cowardly; iners, ignāvus, segnis, tĭmĭdus Se earga féðe Brytta ăcies segnis Brittŏnum, Bd. 1, 12; S. 481, 19. Ful oft mon wearnum tíhþ eargne full oft one urges the inert with threats, Exon. 92 a; Th. 345, 14; Gn. Ex. 188. Ne biþ swylc earges síþ such is not the path of the cowardly, Beo. Th. 5076; B. 2541: Ors. 6, 36; Bos. 131, 27. II. evil, wretched, vile; prāvus, imprŏbus Ða cyningas, ðe æfter Romuluse rícsedan, wǽran eargran ðonne he wǽre the kings who reigned after Romulus, were more vile than he was. Ors. 2, 2; Bos. 41, 24. Tarcuinius hiora eallra eargost wæs Tarquin was the most vile of them all, 2, 2; Bos. 41, 26. Swá fela eargra worda so many evil words, Cd. 27; Th. 36, 32; Gen. 580: Exon. 26 b; Th. 79, 29; Cri. 1298. [Chauc, erke indolent, indisposed: Laym. eærȝh timid: Scot. arch, argh, ergh averse: Frs. erg bad, wicked: O. Frs. erch, erg, arg bad: Dut. erg bad; Ger. arg bad, wicked: M. H. Ger. arc mălus, prāvus: O. H. Ger. arg avārus, prāvus: Dan. arg, arrig bad, wicked, passionate: Swed. arg angry: Icel. argr emasculate, effeminate.] DER. un-earg.
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