fǽrlíce
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
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fǽrlíce
Add:I. suddenly, of a sudden, all at once, unexpectedly Cómon fleógende fǽrlíce englas, Hml. Th. ii. 510, 15. Hé swá fǽrlíce swealt þæt hé on fulluhte underfangen næs, 504, 23: Bl. H. 217, 19. Manegum men fǽrlíce gelimpeþ hé hine wiþ þás world gedǽleþ, 125, 10. Mið ðý gecymmes feerlíce (repente ), Mk. L. 13, 36. Férlíce cliopað subito clamat , Lk. R. L. 9, 39. II. soon, immediately, in a hurry Hwí héte ðú mé feccan þús fǽrlíce tó þé why did you send for me in such a hurry? , Hml. S. 14, 52. Hé óðre fyrde hét feárlíce ábannan he had another force called out at once , Chr. 1095 ; P. 231, 19. Hé ná mihte swá férlíce munecas findan he could not find monks at such short notice , 870; P. 284, 4. III. by chance. 1. not of set purpose Bútan hit fǽrlíce swá gelimpe þæt man lator áríse nisi forte tardius surgatur, R. Ben. 36, 3. 2. without forethought, haphazard Ne man ne gedyrstlǽce þæt hé fǽrlíce bóc gelæcce and þǽr bútan foresceáwunge onginne tó rǽdenne ne fortuitu casu qui arripuerit codicem legere audeat , 62, 4. [v. N. E. D. ferly; adv. O. H. Ger. fárlícho subito.]
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