med-micel
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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med-micel
adj. I. not great, moderate, small (of time, space, quantity) Se medmicla fyrst modica illa intercapedo, Bd. 5, 1; S. 614, 14: Blickl. Homl. 111, 24. Is on westan medmycel duru, 1127, 8. Se yfela déma onféhþ medmycclum feó, 61, 30. Ðá féng hé tó medmycclan bigleofan, ðæt wæs tó ðam berenan hláfe, Guthl. 5; Gdwin. 34, 5. Hæfde hé medmycel (permodicum ) mynster, Bd. 4, 13; S. 582, 21. Cærenes gódne bollan fulne, and ecedes medmicelne, L. M. 1, 1; Lchdm. ii. 24, 20. Midmycle (other MS. medmycle), Bd. 2, 16; S. 519, 34, Medmiclu and miclu pusilla et magna, Blickl. Gl. Used as a noun :-- Ðó medmicel on ða eágan put a little into the eyes, 1, 2; Lchdtn. ii. 36, 8. Medmicel pipores, 2, 44; Lchdm. ii. 256, 5. Medmicel hláfes, Bd. 3, 27; S. 559, 35. Ðæs medmásta (or medmasta? from medume. v. also under II, III) geleáfe minime fidei, Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 10, 30. II. not great, trifling, venial, not important Gif man medmycles (exigui ) hwæthwega deóflum onsægþ, fæste i. geár; gif he mycles hwæt onsecge, fæste x winter, L. Ecg. C. 32; Th. ii. 156, 15. Medmycel ǽrende wé ðyder habbaþ, Blickl. Homl. 233, 11. Ða gód ðe ic ǽfre dyde wǽron swíðe feáwe and medmicle (nimium pauca et modica ), Bd. 5, 13; S. 632, 38. Ne mágon we búton ðǽm medmyclum synnum beón, Blickl. Homl. 37, 10. On mycclum gyltum oððe on medmycclum, 107, 14. Micclum þingum and medmiclum, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. ii. 304, 12. Ðæt ic on ðam medemǽstan (medemæstan?) geþohte gesyngode quæ tenuissima cogitatione peccavi, Bd. 5, 13; S. 633, 10. III. not great, lowly, mean, poor On medmyclum hrægle gehealdene content with mean apparel, Blickl. Homl. 185, 17. On ðone medmycclan innoþ ðære á clǽnan fǽmnan into the lowly womb of the ever clean virgin, 5, 18, 33: 23, 23. Æt ánum of ðissum medmǽstan unum de pusillis istis, L. Ecg. P. Add. 23; Th. ii. 236, 10.
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