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leóf-líce

  • adverb
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leóf-líce, adv.
Kindly, graciously, gladly, lovingly
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  • Ðeáh ðe ic scyle ealle wucan fæstan ic ðæt leóflíce dó

    though I have to fast all the week, I will do it gladly,

      Bd. 4, 25; S. 600, 7.
  • Hé leóflíce lífes ceápode moncynne

    graciously he purchased life for mankind,

      Exon. 24 a; Th. 67,29; Cri. 1096.
  • Fore onsýne éces déman lǽddon leóflíce

    before the face of the eternal judge they led him lovingly,

    44 a;
      Th. 149, 3; Gú. 756.
Etymology
[O. H. Ger. liub-lího gratifice, perfloride, evitaliter.]
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