nǽfre
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
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nǽfre
( = ne ǽfre); adv. Never. I. alone Nǽfre ætýwde swylc, Mt. Kmbl. 9, 33. Nǽfre ic máran geseah eorl ofer eorþan, Beo. Th. 500 ; B. 247. Nǽfre gé mid blóde beódgereordu eówre þicgeaþ, Cd. Th. 91, 26; Gen. 1518. Eádig biþ se ðe in his éþle geþíhþ; earm se him his frýnd geswícaþ; néfre (?) sceal se him his nest áspringeþ (never shall he thrive whose provision fails him (?). Grein takes nefre = infirmus), Exon. Th. 335, 23; Gn. Ex. 38. II. with another negative Ne hit nǽfre ne gewurðe nec unquam fiat, Ælfc. Gr. 38 ; Som. 40, 14. Ðæt hí nǽfre ne gedóþ, Bt. 14, 2 ; Fox 44, 15. Nǽfre siðan Rómáne ne rícsodon on Bretone, Chr. 409; Erl. 10, 7. Hié nǽfre his banan folgian noldon, 755 ; Erl. 50, 20. Nán man ne dorste sleán óðerne man, næfde hé nǽfre swá mycel gedón wið ðone óðerne, 1086; Erl. 222, 6.
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