ár-leás
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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ár-leás
def. se ár-leása; adj. [ár, leás]. I. void of honour, honourless, disgraceful, infamous, wicked, impious; inhonestus, impius, infamis Him árleáse cyn andswarode the honourless race answered him, Cd. 114; Th. 149, 15; Gen. 2475 : 91; Th. 116, 10; Gen. 1934. Hleór geþolade árleásra spátl my face endured the spittle of the impious, Exon. 29 a ; Th. 88, 7 ; Cri. 1436 : Elen. Kmbl. 1668; El. 836. Ða árleásan the impious men, Andr. Kmbl. 1117; An. 559. Wið ðam árleásestan eretice against the most wicked heretic, Bd. 4, 17 ; S. 585, 43. Forweorþaþ se árleása the wicked perisheth, Ps. Spl. 9, 5: Ps. Lamb. 1, 4, 5. Ðú scealt hweorfan árleás of earde ðínum thou shalt depart infamous from thy dwelling, Cd. 48; Th. 62, 24; Gen. 1019: Exon. 28 b; Th. 87, 25; Cri. 1430. II. pitiless, merciless, cruel; crudelis Maximianus, árleás cyning, cwealde cristne men Maximian, the cruel king, slew Christian men, Exon. 65 b; Th. 243, 1; Jul. 4.
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