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leás

  • adjective
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leás, adj.
Wright's OE grammar
§426; §613; §633;
loose, free from, destitute or
void of, without
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  • Hé wæs ealra fyrena leás

    he was free from all sins,

      Blickl. Homl. 135, 2: Exon. 9 b; Th. 8, 25; Cri. 123.
  • Wer womma leás

    a man spotless,

      Cd. 188; Th. 233, 29; Dan. 283.
  • Land leóhtes leás and líges full

    a land without light and full of flame,

      18; Th. 21, 32; Gen. 333.
  • Ríces leás

    powerless,

      19; Th. 24, 4; Gen. 372.
  • Búendra leás

    without inhabitants,

      5; Th. 6, 16; Gen. 89.
  • Alles leás écan dreámes

    void of all eternal joy,

      217; Th. 276, 1; Sat. 182: Beo. Th. 1705; B. 850.
  • Náge wé náne þearfe ðæt wé ðyses weorþan leáse ac utan dón swá ús þearf is gelǽstan hit georne

    we have no need to fail in this; but let us do, as there is need for us, diligently perform it,

      Wulfst. 38, 13.
vain, false, lying, deceitful, deceptive, faulty
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  • Leás pellax, Wrt. Voc. ii. 95, 60.

    Solocismus

    biþ sum leás word on ðam verse,
      Ælfc. Gr. 50; Som. 51, 51.
  • Ðonne sægde Petrus ðæt hé wǽre leás drý

    then said Peter that he was a false sorcerer,

      Blickl. Homl. 175, 7.
  • Hit is swíðe leás tóhopa

    falsus equus ad salutem,

      Ps. Th. 32, 15.
  • Hwæðer hit sig ðe sóð ðe leás ðe gé secgaþ

    utrum vera an falsa sint, quæ dixistis,

      Gen. 42, 16.
  • Se leása gewita

    the false witness,

      Deut. 19, 19.
  • Se leása gylp

    vainglory,

      Blickl. Homl. 59, 18.
  • Mid leásre gecýðnesse

    with false witness,

      173, 35.
  • Ne beó ðú on liésre gewitnysse ongén ðínne néhstan

    non loqueres contra proximum tuum falsum testimonium,

      Exod. 20, 16: Wulfst. 40, 11.
  • Leáse múðe

    with lying mouth,

      Ps. Th. 77, 35.
  • Sume sǽdon leáse cýðnesse ágén hine

    quidam falsum testimonium ferebant adversus eum,

      Mk. Skt. 14, 57.
  • Leáse sybbe ne sceal mon syllan

    feigned friendship must not be formed,

      Glostr. Frag. 112, 14.
  • Ðonne cumaþ leáse Cristas and leáse wítegan

    surgent enim pseudo-cristi et pseudo-prophetæ,

      Mt. Kmbl. 24, 24.
  • Ðás leásan spell

    hæc fabula,

      Bt. 35, 6; Fox 170, 15.
  • Fram leásum wítegum

    a falsis prophetis,

      Mt. Kmbl. 7, 15.
  • Wiðsacaþ ðám leásum welum

    renounce the deceitful riches,

      Blickl. Homl. 53, 23.
  • Ða leásan godas

    false gods,

      201, 30.
  • Fiscere ðone leásostan

    a fisherman most false,

      179, 14.
Etymology
[R. Glouc. les: Prompt. Parv. Chauc. lees: Goth. laus empty, vain: O. Sax. lós free from; false: O. Frs. lás: Icel. lauss loose, free, void: O. H. Ger. lós levis, turpis: Ger. los.]
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v.  -leás.
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