ranc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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ranc
adj. I. Proud, haughty, arrogant, insolent; the word remains with a somewhat different meaning in rank, used of coarse but fertile growth Gif ǽnig man hæbbe módigne sunu and rancne (protervum ) ðe nelle híran his fæder and his méder, Deut. 21, 18. Ne beón gé tó rance ne tó gylpgeorne, Wulfst. 40, 19 : 81, 15. Some munecas synd tó wlance and ealles tó rance, L. I. P. 14; Th. ii. 322, 12. Hí taliaþ ðé wyrsan for heánan gebyrdan ða ðe heora yldran on worolde ne wurdan welige ne wlance ne on lǽnan líffæce rance ne ríce they account the worse for humble birth, those whose forefathers were not of great wealth or of high estate in the world, nor in this poor life-space proud or rich, L. Eth. vii. 21; Th. i. 334, 4. [Forr þatt teȝȝ shollden Crist forseon þurrh þeȝȝre modignesse, þatt follc, þatt haffde beon til þa heh follc and rannc on eorþe, Orm. 9622. So were theih daungerouse for wlaunke; And siththen bicom ful reulich, that thanne weren so ranke, Pol. Songs 341, 390.] II. applied to dress, showy (cf. brave in Shakspere) Witaþ ðæt ne mót mid rihte nán preóst beón ne on his girlum tó ranc ne mid golde oferglæncged, L. Ælfc. P. 49; Th. i. 386, 10. Ne gé ne sceolon beón rance mid hringgum geglengede, L. Ælfc. C. 35; Th. ii. 358. 5. v. ofer-ranc. III. bold, valiant (Icel. rakkr courageous, bold) Ðǽr mihton geseón Winceastre leódan rancne here and unearhne a host bold and fearless, Chr. 1006; Erl. 140, 26.
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