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hwón-líce

  • adverb
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hwón-líce, adv.
Little, slightly
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  • Ða hwílwendlícan geþincþu ðe hé hwónlíce lufode

    the temporal dignities that he loved but little,

      Swt. A. S. Rdr. 98, 94.
  • Nú gé habbaþ hwónlíce tó geswincenne,

      Homl. Th. ii. 78, 14.
  • Hé byþ hwónlíce biter on byrgincge

    it is a little bitter of taste,

      Herb. 140, 1; Lchdm. i. 260, 9.
  • Hwónlíce þyrnihte,

      161, 1; Lchdm. i. 288, 16.
  • Heó hwónlíce undergǽþ ðære eorþan geendunge

    it goes a little below the horizon,

      Lchdm. iii. 260, 6: 134, 3.
  • Him hwónlíce speów

    he had but little success,

      Homl. Skt. 7, 94.
  • Mid ðære sceall seó sáwul ealle þing gemætegian ðæt hit tó swíðe ne sý ne tó hwónlíce

    therewith shall the soul moderate all things, that there be not error by excess or by defect,

      1, 162.
  • Hwónlícor

    minus,

      Ælfc. Gr. 38; Som. 40, 47.
  • On ðám máran ðe swýðor syngaþ, on ðám læssan ðe hwónlícor syngaþ,

      Homl. Th. i. 460, 27.
  • Hwónlícost

    minime,

      Ælfc. Gr. 38; Som. 40, 49.
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