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leóf-líc

  • adjective
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leóf-líc, adj.
Lovely, beautiful, delightful, pleasant, lovable, dear
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  • Wígláf leóflíc lindwíga

    Wiglaf, warrior dear,

      Beo. Th. 5199; B. 2603.
  • Leóflíc cempa,

      Andr. Kmbl. 2891; An. 1448.
  • Leóflíc wíf,

      Elen. Kmbl. 572; El. 286.
  • Eafora leóflíc on lífe,

      Cd. 82; Th. 103, 4; Gen. 1713.
  • Leóflíc geþwǽrnes

    fair concord,

      Dóm. L. 18, 270.
  • Ðone wlitigan wong and wuldres setl leóflíc

    the beauteous plain and the pleasant seat of glory,

      Exon. 62 a; Th. 228. 18; Ph. 440.
  • Hié Sarran wlite heredon óð ðæt hé lǽdan héht leóflíc wíf tó his selfes sele,

      Cd. 89; Th. iii. 16; Gen. 1856.
  • His sweord leóflíc íren

    his sword, weapon of price,

      Beo.Th. 3622; B. 1809.
  • Lofiaþ leóflícne

    they laud the beloved (God),

      Exon. 13 b; Th. 25, 13; Cri. 400.
Etymology
[Goth. liuba-leikr lovely (Phil. 4, 8): O. Sax. liof-lík: O. Frs. liaf-lík: O. H. Ger. liub-líh amoenus, venustus, pulcher, gratus, elegans, splendidus: Ger. lieb-lich.]
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