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leóf-wende

  • adjective
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leóf-wende, adj.
Wright's OE grammar
§638;
Pleasing, gracious, acceptable, amiable, estimable
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  • Nó liófwende

    non gratus,

      Wrt. Voc, ii. 61, 62.
  • Sum biþ leófwende hafaþ mód and word monnum geþwǽre

    one man is amiable, he hath mind and speech in accord with men,

      Exon. 79 b; Th. 298. 13; Crä. 84.
  • Ne beó ðú nó tó tǽlende ac beó leófwende

    be not too ready to blame, but be amiable,

    81 a;
      Th. 305, 22; Fä, 92.
  • Ðæt ic meotud ðínum lárum leófwendum lyt geswíce

    that I, O Lord, little desert thy pleasant precepts,

      Andr. Knsbl. 2581; An. 1292.
  • Wuton wuldrian weorada dryhten lufian liófwendum lífes ágend

    let us glorify the Lord of hosts, gratefully love the disposer of life,

      Hy. 8, 3; Hy. Grn. ii. 290, 3: Exon. 14 b; Th. 29, 31; Cri. 471.
  • Ðeáh hit gód seó and deóre ðeáh biþ hlíseádigra and leófwendra se ðe hit selþ ðonne se ðe hit gaderaþ and on óðrum reáfaþ

    though it (gold) be good and precious, yet will he be of better repute and esteem who gives it, than he who collects it and robs it from another,

      Bt. 13; Fox 38, 12.
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