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un-staþolfæst

  • adjective
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un-staþolfæst, adj.
unsettled, not remaining in one place, not stationary
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  • Ða twám and þrím dagum geond missenlícra monna húsum wuniaþ, ǽfre unstaþolfæste (

    numquam stabiles

    ) and woriende,
      R. Ben. 9, 23.
unsettled, desirous of change
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  • Sum munuc wearð unstaðolfæst on his mynstre, and gewilnode ðæt hé móste of ðam munuclífe,

      Homl. Th. ii. 176, 14.
not steadfast, unstable, not enduring, easily moved
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  • Unstaðolfest weorc

    opus instabile,

      Kent. Gl. 369.
  • Hí nabbaþ wyrtruman on him ac beóð unstaðolfæste

    non habent radicem in se sed temporales sunt,

      Mk. Skt. 4, 17.
  • Understaþolfæste (unstaþolfæste? cf. ðæt ungestæððige folc, Bt. 39, 3; Fox 216, 2)

    mobile vulgus,

      Met. 28, 69.
unsettled in mind, wavering
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  • Ðone unstaðolfæstan bróðor and ðone tweónigendan

    fratrem fluctuantem,

      R. Ben. 51, 3.
Etymology
[þe twafalde mon is unstaþelfest (inconstans) on alle his weies, O. E. Homl. i. 151, 29. Unstaðeluest bileaue, A. R. 208, 16.]
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v.  under-staþolfæst.
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