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fægere

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beautifully to the eye
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  • Fægere gefrætewod,

      Seel. 139.
  • Fægere gegyrwed,

      Rä. 21, 2.
  • Cyrice geworht swá fægre swá hit men fægrost geþencean meahton. Synd þǽr þrý porticas swíþe fægere ufan oferworhte,

      Bl. H. 125, 22.
  • Þæt on foldan fægre stóde wudubeám wlitig,

      Dan. 498.
of sound
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  • Hí singað fægre,

      Cri. 390.
of composition,
elegantly
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  • Ic þá ged ne mæg gefégean swá fægre (cf. ic sceal mid ungerádum wordum gesettan,

      Bt. 2 ; F. 4, 7), Met. 2, 6.
of gentle movement or procedure, without haste or
violence, gently
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  • Fægre

    pedetemptim

    (=sófte,
      Wrt. Voc. ii. 81, 39), An. Ox. 3046: Wrt. Voc. ii. 40, 47 : 66, 49.
  • Se lǽce grápað suíðe fægre ymbútan ðæt ðæt hé sníðan wile,

      Past. 187, 1.
  • Þǽr mé sófte byð, þǽr ic beó fægere beþeaht fiðerum ðínum,

      Ps. Th. 60, 3.
  • Hí hine mid ealre smyltnysse on heora fiðerum feredon, þæt hé ne mihte ne on scipe fægeror gefered beón,

      Guth. 40, 18.
of gentle, courteous, kindly treatment
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  • Onfóh þú þínum esne fægere,

      Ps. Th. 118, 122.
  • Swá fæder ðenceð fægere his bearnum milde weorðan,

      102, 13.
of gentle speech, cf. to speak a person
fair
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  • Ongan Abraham sprecan fægre tó Lothe,

      Gen. 1900: 2497.
  • Fægre grétan, 2104.
  • Fægre fricgean,

      B. 1985.
  • Fægre gehátan

    to make fair promises,

    2989.
  • Hé swǽslíce sibbe geháteð, fréfreð hí fægre (

    speaks words of kind comfort

    ),
      Crl. 1341.
  • Hé ðám folce fægere bodade

    with kindly words he warned the people,

      Hml, Th. ii. 140, 10.
  • Hé hí gefréfrode, ðus fægre tihtende,

      328, 3.
  • Mid fæderlicre lufe fægere tihtende, Hml. S. 13, 313. VI a. in a bad sense,

    plausibly, speciously

    :-- Hé spreceð fægere beforan and þæt fácen hafað in his heortan,
      Leás, 5.
so as to be without impurity
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  • Hé mec fægre feormað,

      Rä. 72, 18.
without defect, thoroughly, nobly, splendidly, with happy result. v. fægerlíce
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  • Hú mæg se ungelǽreda lǽwedum folce fægre bodian ?,

      Hml. Th. ii. 320, 12.
  • Fægere gereorded

    splendidly entertained,

      B. 1788.
  • Héfylde þínne willan fægere mid góde

    satiat in bonis desiderium tuum,

      Ps. Th. 102, 4.
  • Heofonas syndon fægre gefylled þínes wuldres,

      Ph. 627: Gú. 625.
  • Gefultuma mé, þonne beó ic fægere hál,

      Ps. Th. 118, 117.
  • Gefultuma mé fægere,

      118, 86.
  • Fægre,

    Jud.

    301.
  • Þá gefetredan fægre Drihten álýseð

    the Lord makes deliverance fair of the fettered,

      Ps. Th. 145, 7.
  • Seledreáme fægre onþeón,

      Rä. 64, 2.
  • Fægere áfréfran,

      Ps. Th. 125, 1.
  • Git mid þý fullwihte fægre onbryrdon ealne þisne middangeard

    gave splendid incitement to all this earth,

      Hö. 136.
  • Hé him fægre leán geaf

    he rewarded them splendidly,

      Cri. 472: 1361.
  • Þú þe Maria fægere ákende

    thou whom Mary in happy hour brought forth,

      Hy. 3, 26.
with propriety, in a becoming manner
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  • God sceal mon ǽrest hergan, fægre fæder úserne,

      Gn. Ex. 5.
  • Wese God á gebletsad, and þæt fægere becweðe folca ǽghwylc,

      Ps. Th. 105, 37.
justly, in equity
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  • Sceal wearh hangian, fægere ongildan þæt hé ǽr fácen dyde,

      Gn. C. 56.
Etymology
[v. N. E. D. fair; adv.]
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  • fægere, adv.