yfel-dǽde
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun, Adjective
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
yfel-dǽde
adj.: yfel-dǽda, an; m. Of evil deeds; a person of evil deeds Gif hé nǽre yfeldǽde (malefactor ), ne sealde wé hine ðé, Jn. Skt. 18, 30. Ðá féng his sunu tó his ríce swýðe yfeldǽda, Homl. Skt. i. 18, 228. ¶ with special reference to magical practices :-- Gif hwylc yfeldǽde man þurh ǽnigne æfþancan óþerne begaleþ, Lchdm. i. 190, 9. Unlybwyrhta veneficus, yfeldǽda maleficus, drý magus, Wrt. Voc. i. 74, 40. Swá swá yfeldǽda ut magus (maleficus ), Hpt. Gl. 487, 61. Mǽden wyrst swelt, for ðí yfeldǽda (malefica ) and wyrtgælstre, Lchdm. iii. 186, 11. Ðæra manna naman ðe wǽron entas and yfeldǽde, Homl. Th. i. 22, 31. v. unriht-dǽde, -dǽda. Cf. yfel-weorc.
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