un-æþele
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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un-æþele
adj. I. of persons, not noble, 1. as regards birth Geðence hé simle, sié suá æðele suá unæðele, Past. 14; Swt. 85, 15. Hwí ofermódige gé ofer óþre men for eówrum gebyrdum, nú gé nánne ne magon métan unæþelne, ac ealle sint emnæðele, gif gé willaþ ðone fruman sceaft geþencan, Bt. 30, 2; Fox 110, 16: Met. 17, 17. Sume beóþ swíðe æþele and wídcúþe on heora gebyrdum, ac hí beóþ mid wædle ofþrycte, ðæt him wǽre leófre ðæt hí wǽran unæþele ðonne swá earme, Bt. 11, 1; Fox 32, 1. Æþele and unæþele nobiles, ignobiles, Bd. 5, 7; S. 621, 14. Ge æþele ge unæþele tam nobiles quam privati, 5, 23; S. 647, 7. Frige and þeówe, æðele and unæðele, Ap. Th. 12, 20. Unaeðilra (-sa, MS., aedilra, Ep. Erf.) gregariorum, Txts. 67, 993. Unæþelra, Wrt. Voc. ii. 41, 7. Leófre mé is ðæt hé (the king) mé tó deáþe gesylle ðonne unæþelra (ignobilior ) man, Bd. 2, 12; S. 513, 27. 2. as regards character Wæs se cyning æþelre gebyrde ðeáh ðe hé on dǽde unæþele wǽre erat rex natu nobilis quamlibet actu ignobilis, Bd. 2, 15; S. 518, 37. Ǽlc mon ðe allunga underþeóded biþ unþeáwum ... wyrþ anæþelad óþ ðæt hé wyrþ unæþele (degener ), Bt. 30, 2; Fox 110, 22: Met. 17, 28. II. of things, ignoble, mean, infamous Unæþelre ádle degeneri languore, Wrt. Voc. ii. 138, 33. Mid ðý unæþelan gidde cum infami eulogio, 87, 40: 19, 16: 137, 42.
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