sac-leás
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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sac-leás
adj. I. free from charge or accusation, innocent Swerian hig ðæt hig nellan nǽnne sacleásan man forsecgean ne nǽnne sacne forhelan, L. Eth. iii. 3; Th. i. 294, 5. Fiónge mec habbaþ sacleósne (sacleás, Lind., cf. Icel. saklaust without cause) odio me habuerunt gratis, Jn. Skt. Rush. 15, 25. II. free from charge or contention, unmolested, secure On ðæt gerád ðæt ðes cynges men sacleás beón móston on ðám castelan ðe hí ǽr þes eorles unþances begiten hæfdon, Chr. 1091; Erl. 227, 9. Eádgár æþeling wæs gefangen; ðone lét se cyng syððan sacleás faran, 1106; Erl. 241, 20. Sacleáso iwih wé gedóeþ securos vos faciemus, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 28, 14. [Ðo þe hadden on þesse liue alle here sunnes forleten and bet . . . alle he quað hem saclese, O. E. Homl. ii. 171, 35. Wass Crist sacclæs o rode naȝȝedd, Orm. 1900. Sacles (without strife, freely) he let hin welden it so, Gen. and Ex. 916. Icel. sak-lauss innocent, not guilty. Sackless still remains in Northern dialects, but seems to have got a meaning, with which innocent also is used, that of silly, simple. v. Jamieson, Halliwell, and E. D. S. Publications.]
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