mǽr-líc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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mǽr-líc
adj. Great, magnificent, glorious, splendid, illustrious (of persons or things) Mǽrlíce magnificas, Gl. Wülck. 254, 11. I. (of persons) Mǽrlíc (God) on hálignysse magnificus in sanctitate, Cant. Moys. 11. Ðæt wæter feóll ofer Pharaones mǽrlícum riddum the water fell upon Pharaoh's splendid knights, Ælfc. T. Grn. 5, 31. II. (of things) Mýrlíc cynehelm corona inclita, Kent. Gl. 67. Gabrihel bodade Zacharian his mǽrlícan drohtnunge Gabriel announced to Zacharias his (John's) glorious life. Homl. Th. i. 352, 26. Ðá hæfde ðæt cild swíðe mǽrlíce stemne the boy had a magnificent voice, Wulfst. 152, 11. Hwæðer má miérlecra dǽda gefremed hæfde ðe Philipus ðe Alexander which had performed more splendid deeds, Philip or Alexander, Ors. 3, 9; Swt. 130, 27. Hwæðer ðé ðonne þynce unweorþ and unmǽrlíc seó gegaderung ðara þreóra þinga . . oððe hwæðer hit ðé þince eallra þinga weorþlícost and mǽrlícost obscurumne hoc, atque ignobile censes esse, an omni celebritate clarissimum? Bt. 33, 1; Fox 120, 31. [O. Sax. már-lík: O. H. Ger. mári-líh.] v. fore-, un-mǽrlíc.
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