FǼGE
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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FǼGE
def. se fǽga, seó, ðæt fǽge; comp. -ra; sup. -est; adj. I. fated, doomed, destined; prŏpĕræ morti dēvōtus, cui mors immĭnet Æt fótum feóll fǽge cempa the fated warrior fell at his feet, Byrht. Th. 135, 17; By. 119 : Exon. 89 a; Th. 335, 2; Gn. Ex. 27. Næs ic fǽge ðá gyt I was not yet doomed, Beo. Th. 4289; B. 2141 : 5943; B. 2975. Pharaon gefeól, and his fǽge werud, on ðam Reádan Sǽ excussit Pharaōnem, et exercĭtum ejus, in Mări Rubro, Ps. Th. 135, 15. Lǽtaþ gáres ord ingedúfan in fǽges ferþ let the javelin-point pierce the life of the doomed one, Andr. Kmbl. 2665; An. 1334 : Salm. Kmbl. 318; Sal. 158. Hogodon georne hwá ðǽr mid orde ǽrost mihte on fǽgean men feorh gewinnan they were earnestly anxious who there might first take life with a spear from the doomed man, Byrht. Th. 135, 28; By. 125. Wyrd ne meahte in fǽgum leng feorg gehealdan fate might not longer preserve life in the destined, Exon. 48 a; Th. 165, 19; Gú. 1031. Bil eal þurhwód fǽgne flǽschoman the falchion passed through all her fated carcase, Beo. Th. 3140; B. 1568. On ðæt fǽge folc in the fated band, Elen. Kmbl. 233; El. 117. Wræce bísgodon fǽge þeóda the fated people were busied in evil, Cd. 64; Th. 76, 30; Gen. 1265. Fǽge swulton on geofene the destined perished in the ocean, Andr. Kmbl. 3059; An. 1532. Scipflotan fǽge feóllan the death-doomed shipmen fell, Chr. 937; Erl. 112, 12; Æðelst. 12. Ádl fǽgum feorh óþ-þringeþ disease will expel life from the fated, Exon. 82 b; Th. 310, 7; Seef. 71 : Judth. 11; Thw. 24, 27; Jud. 209. Nó ðý fǽgra wæs that was not the more fated, Cd. 162; Th, 203, 6; Exod. 399. II. dead, killed, slain; mortuus, occīsus Todǽlan werum to wiste fǽges flǽschoman to distribute the flesh of the slain to the men for food, Andr. Kmbl. 307; An. 154. Ofer ðæt fǽge hús over the dead house, Elen. Kmbl. 1759; El. 881. Hirdas lǽgon gǽsne on greóte, fǽgra flǽschaman the keepers lay lifeless on the sand, the carcases of the slain, Andr. Kmbl. 2171; An. 1087. Fǽgum stæfnum with dead bodies, Cd. 166; Th. 207, 5; Exod. 462. III. accursed, condemned; execrātus, damnātus Egeslícne cwide sylf sigora Weard ofer ðæt fǽge folc forþ forlǽteþ the Lord of victories himself shall send forth a dreadful utterance over the condemned folk, Exon. 30 a; Th. 92, 33; Cri. 1518. On ðæt deópe dæl gefeallaþ synfulra here, fǽge gǽstas the band of the sinful shall fall into the deep gulf, accursed spirits, 30 b; Th. 94, 3; Cri. 1534. IV. feeble, timid; imbēcillus, tĭmĭdus Nis mín breóstsefa forht ne fǽge my mind is not afraid nor feeble, Exon. 37 a; Th. 120, 33; Gú. 281. Ne willaþ eów andrǽdan deáde féðan, fǽge ferhþlócan dread ye not dead bands, feeble carcases, Cd. 156; Th. 194, 27; Exod. 267. [Laym. feie : O. Sax. fégi : Dut. veeg : Ger. feig tĭmĭdus, ignāvus : M. H. Ger. veige : O. H. Ger. feigi : Icel. feigr.] DER. deáþ-fǽge, slege-, un- : un-fǽglíc.
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