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ídel

  • noun [ neuter ]
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ídel, es; n.
Wright's OE grammar
§126; §431; §639;
Idleness, vanity, futility, frivolity
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  • Ðæt ýdel fét unþeáwas

    idleness nourishes bad habits,

      Prov. Kmbl. 1.
  • Ǽlc ýdel fét unhǽlo, 61.
  • Wé lǽraþ ðæt preóstas ðǽr ne geþafian ne ídele spǽce ne ídele dǽde ne ǽnig ídel

    we enjoin that priests do not permit there [in the church] idle talk or action or any frivolity,

      L. Edg. C. 26; Th. ii. 250, 27.
  • Gif ðú gesihst manega gét ýdel getácnaþ

    if thou seest many goats it betokens frivolity,

      Lchdm. iii. 214, 1.
  • Nys eác mid ídele tó forlǽtenne ðæt wundor ðæt þurh wítedómes cræft hé wiste nor is the miracle, that he knew things by prophetic power, to be lightly dismissed, Guthl. 17; Gdwin. 70, 2 [cf. 76, 10]. Ða ídlo

    vanitates,

      Rtl. 162. 32. v. preceding word.
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