mǽrlíce
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
mǽrlíce
adv. Magnificently, excellently, nobly, splendidly, with distinction Mǽrlíce insigniter. Wrt. Voc. ii. 85, 81: Hpt. Gl. 512, 47. Ðam sý mǽrlíce mægen and wurðment bútan ænde cui sit magnifice virtus et honor sine fine. Hymn. Surt. 47, 32: Hy. 7, 19; Hy. Grn. ii. 287, 19. Hé mǽrlíce weorhte magnifice fecit (he hath done excellent things, A. V.), Cant. Es. 5. Sum welig man . . dæghwamlíce mǽrlíce (splendide) leofode, Homl. Th. i. 328, 13. Joseph leofode on ðam lande (Egypt) mǽrlíce, Ælfc. T. Grn. 5, 8. Hwæt is ðes mihtiga ðe ðus mǽrlíce féreþ (Christ entering Jerusalem), Blickl. Homl. 71, 14. Mǽrlíce ðæt líc behwurfon mid miclum wópe celebrantes exequias planctu magno, Gen. 50, 10. Healdaþ ðisne dæg on eówerum gemynde and freólsiaþ hine mǽrlíce, Homl. Th. ii. 264, 15. Swá hé ús mǽrlícor gifeþ swá wé him mǽrlícor þancian scylon the more excellent his gifts are, the more excellent ought our thanks to be, Wulfst. 261, 20. [O. Sax. már-líko.]
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