wer-líc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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wer-líc
adj. I. marking sex, male. Cf. wer-hád Wer uir, werlíc virilis, Ælfc. Gr. 5; Zup. 17, 17. Of werlícum folman sine viri vola, Hpt. Gl. 442, 72. Hié ǽghwelcum cnihtcilde ymbsnidon ðæt werlíce lim, Shrn. 47, 20. Ða werlícan virilia, Wrt. Voc. i. 283, 54. I a. marking gender, masculine :-- Æfter gecynde syndon twá cyn on namum, masculinum and femininum, ðæt is werlíc and wíflíc. Werlíc cyn byð hic uir ðes wer. Gemǽne cyn, ðæt is ǽgðer ge werlíc ge wiflíc . . . Neutrum is náðor cynn, ne werlíces ne wíflíces, Ælfc. Gr. 6, 1-3; Zup. 18, 5-15. II. marking age, that has reached man's estate. v. wer, II. Ðá hé wæs in werlícre giúguðe in his early manhood, Shrn. 119, 20. III. marking married condition, of a husband, marital Werlícere wrǽnnysse maritalis lasciviae, Hpt. Gl. 434, 61. Tó werlícum gemánan ad maritale consortium, 502, 23: 442, 74. Werlícre beclyppincge maritali complexu, 442, 75.
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