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lyðre

  • adjective
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lyðre, adj.
Evil, wicked, base, mean, poor, sordid, vile, lewd, depraved
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  • Ðæt Godes feoh ne ætlicge and hé beó lyðre þeówa geháten

    that God's money be not idle, and he be called a wicked servant,

      Ælfc. Gr. pref; Som. 1, 30.
  • Lytel is se fyrst ðyses lífes and lyðre is

    few and evil are the days of this life,

      Wulfst. 109, 2.
  • Hú lǽne and hú lyðre ðis líf is on tó getrúwianne,

      189, 3.
  • Eálá ðú lyðra þeówa

    serve nequam,

      Mt. Kmbl. 18, 32: Lk. Skt. 19, 22: Homl. Th. ii. 552, 6.
  • Ic eom se lytla for ðé and se lyðra man, se syngige swíðe genehhe,

      Hy. 3, 41; Hy. Grn. ii. 282, 41.
  • Eówre lyðre mód

    incircumcisa mens,

      Lev. 26, 41.
  • Gif hwylc wíf for hwylcum lyðrum andan hire wífman swingþ

    si mulier aliqua, ex prava aliqua invidia, ancillam suam flagellis verberaverit,

      L. Ecg. P. ii. 4; Th. ii. 182, 32: L. M. I. P. 12; Th. ii. 268, 11.
  • Se ðe Crist belǽwde for lyðrum sceatte

    who betrayed Christ for filthy lucre,

      Homl. Th. ii. 244, 26: Wulfst. 297, 26.
  • Ðæs mǽran wítegan deáþ ðære lyðran hoppestran [

    the daughter of Herodias

    ] tó méde forgeaf, Homl. Th. i. 484, 3.
  • Lyðerne earhscype

    base cowardice,

      Wulfst. 53, 12.
  • Þurh lyðre yahþe,

      166, 26.
  • Ða seofon hlyðran ear

    septem spicæ tenues,

      Gen. 41, 27.
  • Óðre lyðre cynn

    cetera adulterina genera,

      Ælfc. Gl. 101; Som. 77, 31; Wrt. Voc. 55, 36.
  • Lyðra bearn

    filii excussorum,

      Ps. Th. 126, 5.
  • Se Hǽlend geþafode lyðrum mannum ðæt hí hine ofslógon,

      Homl. Th. i. 168, 6.
  • Se ealdorman hí betǽhte liðrum mannum tó behealdenne

    the aldorman entrusted it to base [cf. ða wǽron yfele and earge l. 27] men to hold,

      Ors. 6, 36; Bos. 131, 23.
  • Eár lyðre and forscruncene

    spicæ tenues et percussæ uredine,

      Gen. 41, 6.
  • Þurh líchaman leðre geþohtas

    through the wicked thoughts of the body,

      Ps. C. 50, 41; Ps. Grn. ii. 277, 41.
Etymology
[A. R. Laym. luðer: Piers P. luþer, liþer: Prompt. Parv. lyder or wyly cautus [see note for lither = lazy in later English]: cf. Ger. lüder-, lieder-lich.]
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