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fela-sprǽce

  • adjective
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Grammar
fela-sprǽce, adj.
Speaking much, loquacious, using many words with intent to deceive
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  • Felospraeci, feluspréci

    trifulus, trufulus

    ,
      Txts. 102, 1009.
  • Huelc wíte wéne wé ðæt se felasprǽcea (-sprǽca, v. l.) scyle habban ðe simle on ofersprǽce syngað

    pensemus quae poena multiloquium maneat, in quo etiam per noxia verba peccatur

    ,
      Past. 281, 14.
  • On óðre wísan mon sceal manian ðá bilwitan (simplices), on óðre ðá felasprǽcan (

    impuri;

    cf. ðá lytegan,
      237, 6), 175, 21.
Etymology
[O. H. Ger. filu-spráhhi procax, verbosus, linguosus. Cf. Icel. fjöl-málugr tattling ; fjöl-mæli tattle, slander.]
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Word-wheel

  • fela-sprǽce, adj.