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un-biþirfe

  • adjective
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Grammar
un-biþirfe, adj.
Useless, vain, unprofitable
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  • Ðú hafast unbiþyrfe ofer witena dóm wísan gefongen

    you have taken an unprofitable course contrary to the judgement of wise men,

      Exon. Th. 248, 18; Jul. 97.
  • Ða (

    false gods

    ) sind geásne góda gehwylces, ídle, orfeorme, unbiþyrfe, ne ðǽr freme méteþ fira ǽnig,
      255, 21; Jul. 217.
Etymology
[O. Sax. un-bitherƀi: O. H. Ger. un-biderbi inutilis, vanus, inanis.]
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v.  un-beþirfe.
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