mǽte
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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mǽte
adj. Moderate, mean (between two extremes), small, poor, bad; in the cpve. inferior, applied to persons, of a middle or lower class Reste hé ðǽr mǽte weorode (alone), Rood. Kmbl. 138; Kr. 69. So again Ic ána wæs mǽte werede, 245; Kr. 124. Unrím ealra cwycra, mycelra and mǽtra (pusilla et magna), Ps. Th. 103, 24: 113, 21: Exon. 33 a; Th. 105, 16; Gú. 24. Ic ðé feáwe dagas mínra mǽttra móde secge I will tell thee the fewness of my days poor and evil; paucitatem dierum meorum enuntia mihi, Ps. Th. 101, 21. Ðe mǽtu sprecaþ ofer me qui maligna loquuntur super me, Ps. Spl. T. 34, 30. Biþ seó síþre tíd sǽda gehwylces mǽtræ in mægne (inferior in virtue), Exon. 33a; Th. 105, 2 ; Gú. 17. Gif hió biþ gód drenc, biþ on peninge; gif mǽtra, biþ on óðrum healfum oððe on twám; and gif ifel þrím, ac ne mǽ, L. M. 2, 52 ; Lchdm. ii. 272, 24. Hors tó healfan punde gif hit swá gód sý; and gif hit mǽtre sý, gilde be his wlites wyrþe, L. Ath. V. 6; Th. i. 232, 25. Nalæs ðæt án ðætte ða mǽttran (mǽteran, MS. B. ) . . ac eác swylce cyningas and ealdormen non solum mediocres . . sed etiam reges et principes, Bd. 4, 23; S. 593, 43 note. Eall ðás getimbro ge ða máran ge ða mǽttran cuncta hæc ædificia publica vel privata, 4, 25; S. 600, 33. Micle anð mǽttran (MS. and micle mǽttan), Chart. Th. 510, 32. Mǽtran, Bt. 39, 7; Fox 222, 11 note. Næs ðæt mǽtost mægenfultuma not poorest of aids was that, Beo. Th. 2914; B. 1455. Métestum pessimi[s ?], Kent. Gl. 711. v. ge-, ofer-, or-, un-, unge-mǽte.
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