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fǽr-lic

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sudden, that is unexpected, that happens without warning
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  • Ðý lǽs eów hrædlíce on becume se fǽrlíca (

    repentina

    ) dómes dæg,
      Past. 129, 21.
  • Feerlic (fér-,

      R.), Lk. L. 21, 34.
  • Gif hit gewyrþe þæt on þeódscipe becume fǽrlic coþa oþþe fǽrlic deáþ,

      Wlfst. 172, 19.
  • Fǽrlic ende,

      Bl. H. 113, 8.
  • Hwæt þis ǽfre beón sceole fǽrlices

    whatever can this sudden change be,

      Hml. S. 23, 516.
  • Gif hwæt fǽrlices on þeóde becymð

    if any sudden ill befall the nation

    ,
      Wlfst. 271, 1.
  • Ðá ðe mid fǽrlice luste (

    repentina concupiscentia

    ) beóð oferswíðde,
      Past. 429, 33 : 417, 5.
  • Mín Drihten, ne lǽt mé nǽfre fǽrlicum deáðe of þissum lífe gewítan,

      Angl. xii. 499, 5.
  • For his fǽrlican áweggewitennysse,

      Hml. S. 30, 225.
  • Férlican ógan

    repentino terrore,

      Kent. Gl. 49.
sudden, quick in operation (of poison)
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  • Hé ðygde unlybban, ac hé ðá frecednysse ðæs fæ-acute;rlican áttres (cf. ꝥ attor sóna hine swíðe þreáde forneán tó deáðe,

      Hml. S. 31, 198) áflígde, Hml. Th. ii. 504, 15.
that occurs without design, fortuitous
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  • On fǽrlicum gelimpe

    fortuitu casu

    ,
      R. Ben. I. 69, 3.
  • Fǽrlicum gelimpum

    fortuitis casibus

    ,
      An. Ox. 4185.
  • Þá fǽrlican áwendennissa

    fortuitas permutationes

    , 190.
Etymology
[v. N. E. D. ferly; adj. Icel. fár-ligr disastrous.]
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