Bosworth Toller's

Anglo-Saxon

Dictionary online

lang-sum

  • adjective
Dictionary links
Grammar
lang-sum, adj.
Wright's OE grammar
§636;
Long, taking a long time, prolix, lasting a long time, long-enduring, long-suffering
Show examples
  • Nis mé ðæs þearf tó secgenne forðon hit longsum is and eác monegum cúþ

    nec per ordinem nunc retexere nostrum est, quia et operi longum et omnibus notum videtur,

      Ors. 1, 11; Swt. 50, 16.
  • Ða tó talanna longsum is

    quos enumerare longissimum est,

      Mt. Kmbl. p. 7, 7: Andr. Kmbl. 2962; An. 1484.
  • Hú langsum wæs him se hlísa

    how lasting was that fame for him?

      Bt. 18, 4; Fox 68, 5: Beo. Th. 3076; B. 1536.
  • Hwæt gif ic bíde merigenes se ebréisca cwæþ ne biþ hit swá langsum

    'What if I last till morning?' The Jew said 'It will not be so long,'

      Homl. Skt. 3, 585.
  • Ðonne seó áheardung ðære lifre tó langsum wyrþ

    when the hardening of the liver lasts too long,

      L. M. 2, 22; Lchdm. ii. 210, 4: Beo. Th. 268; B.134: Homl. Skt. 4, 128.
  • On ðam tíman wæs swíðe langsum líf on mancynne

    at that time life lasted long among men,

      Homl. Th. ii. 460, 3.
  • Lufu langsumu

    lasting love,

      Cd. 91; Th. 114, 18; Gen. 1906.
  • Langsum

    longanimis,

      Ps. Spl. 102, 8.
  • Mid heora langsuman gebede

    sub obtentu prolixæ orationis,

      Mk. Skt. 12, 40: Hpt. Gl. 500, 25.
  • Ðam þeódscype tó langsuman rǽde

    to the lasting advantage of the nation,

      L. I. P. 4; Th. ii. 308, 5: Cd. 219; Th. 280, 4; Sat. 250.
  • Gehǽlede fram heora langsumum bróce

    healed from their long sickness,

      H. R. 105, 2.
  • Him and his gebeddan tó langsumum gemynde

    as a lasting memorial for him and his consort,

      Chart. Th. 605, 12.
  • His sáwle tó gescyldnesse on langsuman sýðe

    as a protection to his soul on its long journey,

      Chr. 959; Er1. 121, 7.
  • Ða þrý cyningas hæfdon langsume sprǽce wið ðone gedrehtan Job,

      Homl. Th. ii. 456, 24.
  • Langsume

    longanimem,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 53, 52.
  • Tó langsumum wýtum,

      Homl. Skt. 4, 120.
  • Him éce geceás langsumre líf

    he chose for himself a more enduring, an eternal life,

      Apstls. Kmbl. 39; Ap. 20.
  • Ús selfum betst word and longsumast æt úrum ende gewyrcan

    to gain for ourselves the best and most enduring fame at our death,

      Ors. 2, 5; Swt. 82, 2.
Etymology
[O. Sax. O. H. Ger. langsam longus, diuturnus, prolixus: Ger. langsam slow.]
Full form

Word-wheel

  • lang-sum, adj.