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wæl-gífre

  • adjective
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wæl-gífre, adj.
eager to slay,
of persons
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  • Ðá com hæleða þreát (

    those who wished to kill St. Andrew

    ) wadan wælgífre,
      Andr. Kmbl. 2543; An. 1273.
  • Deáð, wiga wælgífre,

      Exon. Th. 231, 8; Ph. 486: 162, 7; Gú. 972.
of things
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  • Wǽpen wælgífru,

      Exon. Th. 292, 16; Wand. 100.
eager to prey on the dead
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  • Se grǽga mǽw wælgífre wand. Andr. Kmbl. 743; An. 372.
  • Se wanna hrefn, wælgífre fugel,

      Judth. Thw. 24, 25; Jud. 207.
  • Wulfum tó willan, and eác wælgíftum fuglum tó frófre,

      25, 37; Jud. 296.
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v. wæl-grǽdig.
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v.  hrá-gífre wæl-grǽdig.
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Word-wheel

  • wæl-gífre, adj.