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FELA

  • numeral
  • adjective
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Grammar
FELA, fæla, feala, feola; adj. indecl.
Wright's OE grammar
§48; §80; §93; §200; §215; §399; §557;
with gen.
Many, much; multum, multa
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  • Nis nú fela folca

    there is not now much people;

    multum pŏpŭlōrum

    ,
    • Exon. 81 a
    • ;
    • Th. 304, 8
    • ;
    • Fä. 67.
  • Náh ic fela goldes

    I have not much gold;

    multum auri

    ,
    • Exon. 119 b
    • ;
    • Th. 458, 14
    • ;
    • Hy. 4, 100.
  • Fela sceal gebídan leófes and láþes

    much shall abide of loved and loathed,

    • Beo. Th. 2125
    • ;
    • B. 1060.
  • Fela meoringa

    many obstacles;

    multa impĕdīmentōrum

    ,
    • Cd. 145
    • ;
    • Th. 181, 16
    • ;
    • Exod. 62.
  • Fela is ðæra þinga

    many a one is there of the things,

    • Bt. 41, 3
    • ;
    • Fox 250, 10.
  • Fela swylces

    much of the same,

    • Coll. Monast. Th. 24, 13.
many things, much, very; multa, multum, in primis, cum maxĭme
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  • Fela ðú didest

    multa fēcisti,

    • Ps. Spl. 39, 7: Ps. Spl. C. 31, 13.
  • Hie fela wiston

    they knew many things;

    multa

    ,
    • Cd. 143
    • ;
    • Th. 179, 16
    • ;
    • Exod. 29.
  • Fela ic hæbbe geþolod to dæg

    multa passa sum hŏdie,

    • Mt. Bos. 27, 19.
  • Fela fricgende

    inquiring much,

    • Beo. Th. 4218
    • ;
    • B. 2106.
  • fela

    how many;

    quam multa

    ,
    • Exon. 25 a
    • ;
    • Th. 72, 27
    • ;
    • Cri. 1179.
  • He ongan hí fela lǽran

    cæpit illos dŏcēre multa,

    • Mk. Bos. 6, 34.
so many ... as; tot ... quot
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  • Ic ne mæg swá fela [gefón], swá fela swá ic mæg gesyllan

    non possum tot căpĕre, quot possum vendĕre,

    • Coll. Monast. Th. 23, 27.
Etymology
[
Wyc. fele, feel
:
Piers P. Chauc. fele
:
Laym. fele, feole, vele, uæle
:
Orm. fele
:
Scot. feil, fiel
:
Plat. veel
:
O. Sax. filu, filo
:
Frs. foll, full
:
O. Frs. fel, ful
:
Dut. veel
:
Ger. viel
:
M. H. Ger. vil
:
O. H. Ger. filo, filu
:
Goth. filu
:
Icel. fjöl-, used only as a prefix, much
:
Lat. plus
:
Grk. πoλύs
:
Sansk. puru, pulu much, many
.]
Derived forms
eal-fela, efen-, em-
Linked entries
v.  feola feolo fæla feala fealo fala.
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  • FELA, num.; adj.