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léf

  • noun [ neuter ]
  • adjective
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Grammar
léf, [or lef?]; adj.
Weak, injured, infirm
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  • Léf

    debilis,

      Germ. 389.
  • On fýre hí ne lyst lócian gif se æppel léf biþ

    men do not like to look at fire if the apple of the eye be injured,

      Bt. 38, 5; Fox 204, 29.
  • Léf mon lǽces behófaþ

    a sick man needs a doctor,

      Exon. 89 b; Th. 336, 8; Gn. Ex. 45.
  • On féðe líf seonobennum seóc

    weak for walking, sick with sinew-wounds,

    87 b;
      Th. 328, 16; Vy. 18.
  • Oft him feorran tó laman liomseóce léfe cwómon

    oft from far to him the paralytic, the cripple, the infirm came,

      Elen. Kmbl. 2426; El. 1214.
  • See note to Grmm. A. u. E. p. 166.
Etymology
[O. Sax. O. Frs. léf: Dut. loof.]
Similar entries
v. á-, ge-léfan; léf; n; léfung.
Linked entries
v.  a-lefan léwsa líf lim-lǽweo.
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  • léf, n.; adj.