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fela

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Wright's OE grammar
§48; §80; §93; §200; §215; §399; §557;
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as substantive (v. also
).
alone.
singular
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  • Fela ofslagen wearð on ǽgðere healfe

    multis populis deletis

    ,
      Ors. 4, 7 ; S. 182, 34.
  • Ðǽm fealo (feolo, R.) gesald wæs

    cui multum datum est

    ,
      Lk. L. 12, 48.
  • Feolo (feola, R.) gespreca

    multum loqui

    ,
      Mt. L. 6, 7.
plural
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  • Se godspellere áwrát þæt fela árison mid Críste (

    multa corpora sanctorum surrexerunt

    ,
      Mt. 27, 52), Hml. Th. i. 226, 4.
  • Dryhten sceáwað . . . hé fela findeð, feá béoð gecorene,

      Gú. 30.
  • Spreccende wæs him feolo (feola, R.) ł monigo (

    multa

    ),
      Mt. L. 13, 3.
  • Fala,

      Wülck. Gl. 250, 10.
uncertain
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  • Hé cýdde fela be Crístes godcundnysse . . . feáwa hé áwrát be his menniscnysse,

      Hml. Th. i. 70, 18.
with gen.
gen. sing.
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  • Hrippes sóðlíce feolo (feolu, R.)

    messis quidem multa

    ,
      Lk. L. 10, 2.
  • Mé onsáh unrihtes feala

    declinaverunt in me iniquitates

    ,
      Ps. Th. 54, 3.
  • Is þæs fela tó secgenne, þæs þe hé ádreág,

      Gú. 509.
  • Ne wundriaþ hí nó fela þæs þe hí nú wundriaþ,

      Bt. 39, 3 ; F. 216, 6.
  • Þeáh hé áge feala fægeres,

      Bl. H. 21, 7.
  • Bitres fela,

      Gen. 479.
  • Fela gelíces,

      Th. 387.
  • Hí gesáwon wyrmcynnes feala,

      B. 1425. ¶
    where the noun in genitive is a noun of multitude the verb may be plural :-- Fleóhcynnes feala flugan on gemǽru, Ps. Th. 104, 27.
gen. pl.
where
fela is nom. to a verb in sing.
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  • Heora fela ðúsenda gefongen wæs

    octo millia sunt capta Tuscorum

    ,
      Ors. 3, 4; S. 104, 11.
  • Fela monna wát þætte . . . ,

      Met. 20, 83.
  • Má þonne fela manna gelýfan mæge

    majora quam credi potest

    ,
      Bd. 3, 24 ; Sch. 306, 23.
  • Feala,

      Bl. H. 41, 14.
  • Fela wearð tódræ-acute;fed Godes ðeówa,

      Chr. 975 ; P. 120, 14 : Gen. 1638.
  • Þæ t eówer fela geseah,

      Dan. 412.
  • Wæs máðma fela gelǽded,

      B. 36 : Cri. 43 : Crä. 1.
where
fela is nom. to a verb in pl.
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  • For þon gebode gewurdon fela martyra,

      Ors. 6, 30; S. 280, 19.
  • Mé fela þínra edwíta on gefeóllon

    opprobria exprobantium tibi ceciderunt super me

    ,
      Ps. Th. 60, 9.
  • Þé þanciað þúsenda fela,

      Hy. 7, 49.
  • Bregowearda fela rófe árísaþ,

      Gen. 2333.
other cases than nom.
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  • Mid wíta fela,

      Cri. 1548.
  • Feala,

      Ps. Th. 77, 43.
  • Hié fela wucena sǽton,

      Chr. 894; P. 87, 22.
  • Fela geára,

      Bd. 5, 15; Sch. 652, 15.
  • Hé bræ-acute;d hine on feala bleóna,

      Bl. H. 175, 5.
  • Þá sǽde ic ꝥ ic his þinga feola ne cúþe

    respondi me ignorare quid faceret Alexander

    ,
      Nar. 18, 24.
adjective (v. also
). [a dat. pl. in -um occurs. v. efen-fela.]
singular or uncertain. Cf. monig
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  • Unc sceal worn fela máðma gemǽnra,

      B. 1783.
  • Gelýfdon fela ðúsend manna,

      Hml. Th. ii. 296, 22.
  • Feala híwes hrægel

    polymita

    ,
      Wrt. Voc. i. 40, 14.
  • Hé fela þing wiste ǽr þan þe hit gewurde,

      Hml, S. 31, 1009.
  • Þú worn fela sprǽce,

      B. 530.
  • Hé ofslóg fela þúsend monna,

      Ors. 6, 13; S. 268, 17.
  • Hié innwit feala ýwdan,

      Ps. Th. 108, 2.
  • Þú scealt fela gewinn habban,

      Hml. Th. i. 426, 18.
plural
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  • Fela wítegan bodedon,

      Hml. Th. i. 358, 6.
  • Wurdon fela cyrcan árǽrede,

      562, 24.
  • Fela hundas, ii. 114, 17.
  • Se Hǽlend . . . beheóld hú þæt folc heora ælmyssan wurpon intó ðám máðmhúse, and ðá fela rícan bróhton miccle ðing (

    multi divites jactabant multa

    ,
      Mk. 12, 41), Hml. Th. i. 582, 14.
  • Óðre fela bisceopas,

      Hml. S. 3, 631.
  • Fela óþre,

      28, 19.
  • Hí águtan blód bearna feala (or
2 b. γ), Ps. Th. 105, 27. In feolo wiðirweardnisum in tot adversis, Rtl. 23, 1. Fela (feola, v. l.
) geár,
    Bd. 5, 15 ; Sch. 652, 15.
Feta óðre gecorene hálgan, Hml. Th. ii. 112, 31 : Hml. S. 6, 304. Feala, Hex. 16, 1.
with qualifying adverbs.
v. I. 1 a
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  • Drincan ðreó swá feala ge feówer swá feala swá his neád wǽre,

      Hml. A. 145, 29.
  • Swá feolu (

    quotquot

    ) hæfde aiðulo,
      Mk. R. 3, 10.
  • Hé salde swá feolo swá (

    quantum

    ) hiǽ waldun,
      Jn. R. 6, 11.
  • Huu feolo áht ðú tó geldanne

    quantum debes?

    ,
      Lk. L. 16, 7.
  • Huu feolo (feolu. R.) éghuelc geceópad wére,

      19, 15.
v. I. 1b
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  • Suá feolo (

    quotquot

    ) hiá hæfdon uncúð áðlo,
      Mk. L. 3, 10.
v. I. 2 a
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  • Næs ná for ðám þe þæs landes swá fela wǽre,

      Ors. 1, 1 ; S. 24, 25.
  • Mé hearmes swá fela Adam gespræc,

      Gen. 579.
  • Feala, 322.
  • Nǽfre man þǽre moldan tó þæs feale nimeþ, ꝥ . . . ,

      Bl. H. 127, 17.
  • Álýfan landes tó fela,

      By. 90.
  • Tó fela micles Deniga leóde,

      B. 694.
v. I. 2 b α
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  • Ðeáh ðǽm feohgítsere cume swá fela welena swá þára sondcorna beóþ,

      Bt. 7, 4 ; F. 22, 26.
  • Heó nyste þæt hearma swá fela fylgean sceolde,

      Gen. 708.
  • Þára micles tó feala winð wið gecynde,

      Met. 13, 16 : Hy. 4, 45.
v. I. 2 b β
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  • Swá fela manna wǽron on þám eórode,

      Hml. S. 28, 14.
  • Swíðe fela geára synd nú ágáne,

      23, 727.
v. I. 2 b γ
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  • Swá feala (

    gen. or nom.?

    ) earmra manna swá on þæs rícan neáweste sweltaþ . . . , biþ hé ealra þára manna deáþes sceldig,
      Bl. H. 53, 5.
  • Ic mæg swá fela wundra gewyrcean,

      Gen. 279 : An. 710.
  • Hú fela hláfa hæbbe gé?,

      Mk. 8, 5.
  • Swíðe feala cynna,

      Hy. 9, 20.
v. II. 2
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  • Wytað hú fela epactas beón,

      Angl. viii. 339, 35.
  • Em swáfeala facum

    totidem spatiis

    ,
      An. Ox. 3722.
  • Ealswá feala mǽrþa ic geríme

    tot ego glorias numerabo

    , 4762.
  • Hú fela dagas and hú fela tída seó sunne wunað on ǽlcum tácne,

      Angl. viii. 318, 1.
  • Foregíslas swá fela swá hé habban wolde,

      Chr. 877 ; P. 74, 20.
v. II. 2 and
2 b α
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  • Wǽron swá fela gereord swá ðǽra wyrhtena wæs,

      Hml. Th. i. 318, 22,
v. II. 2 and
2 b β
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  • Þá wǽron swá fela gereord swá ðǽr manna wǽron,

      Hml. Th. i. 22, 23.
adverb
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  • Sélre bið ǽghwǽm þæt hé his freónd wrece, þonne hé fela murne,

      B. 1385.
  • Gif hí fulle ne beóð, fela gnorniað (

    murmurabunt

    ),
      Ps. Th. 58, 15.
  • Hí fét habbað, ne magon feala gangan

    they cannot walk much;

    non ambulabunt,
      113, 15.
  • Fela,

      Rä. 32, 8.
  • Heó wíde ne féreð , ne fela rídeð,

      59, 3.
  • See the compounds.
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