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lang-fǽre

  • adjective
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lang-fǽre, adj.
Lasting, enduring, old
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  • Nánwuht nis langfǽres on ðís andweardan lífe

    there is nothing lasting in this present life,

      Bt. 38, 2; Fox 198, 6.
  • On langfǽre ylde bet hé déþ

    at an advanced age he will do better,

      Lchdm. iii. 188, 26.
  • Eác ða treówa ðe beóþ áheáwene on fullum mónan beóþ heardran wið wyrmǽtan and lengfǽrran [langferran, MS. L.],

      268, 10.
  • Swá eác treówa gif hí beóþ on fullum mónan geheáwene hí beóþ heardran and langfǽrran tó getimbrunge

    so too trees, if they are cut down at the full moon, are harder and more lasting for building,

      Homl. Th. i. 102, 23.
Etymology
[O. H. Ger. lanc-fári longævus, Grff. 3, 574.]
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v.  -fǽre leng-fǽrra.
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