FELA
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective, Numeral
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
FELA
fæla, feala, feola; adj. indecl. I. with gen. Many, much; multum, multa Nis nú fela folca there is not now much people; multum pŏpŭlōrum, Exon. 81 a; Th. 304, 8; Fä. 67. Náh ic fela goldes I have not much gold; multum auri, Exon. 119 b; Th. 458, 14; Hy. 4, 100. Fela sceal gebídan leófes and láþes much shall abide of loved and loathed, Beo. Th. 2125; B. 1060. Fela meoringa many obstacles; multa impĕdīmentōrum, Cd. 145; Th. 181, 16; Exod. 62. Fela is ðæra þinga many a one is there of the things, Bt. 41, 3; Fox 250, 10. Fela swylces much of the same, Coll. Monast. Th. 24, 13. II. many things, much, very; multa, multum, in primis, cum maxĭme Fela ðú didest multa fēcisti, Ps. Spl. 39, 7: Ps. Spl. C. 31, 13. Hie fela wiston they knew many things; multa, Cd. 143; Th. 179, 16; Exod. 29. Fela ic hæbbe geþolod to dæg multa passa sum hŏdie, Mt. Bos. 27, 19. Fela fricgende inquiring much, Beo. Th. 4218; B. 2106. Hú fela how many; quam multa, Exon. 25 a; Th. 72, 27; Cri. 1179. He ongan hí fela lǽran cæpit illos dŏcēre multa, Mk. Bos. 6, 34. III. so many ... as; tot ... quot Ic ne mæg swá fela [gefón], swá fela swá ic mæg gesyllan non possum tot căpĕre, quot possum vendĕre, Coll. Monast. Th. 23, 27. [Wyc. fele, feel: Piers P. Chauc. fele: Laym. fele, feole, vele, uæle: Orm. fele: Scot. feil, fiel: Plat. veel: O. Sax. filu, filo: Frs. foll, full: O. Frs. fel, ful: Dut. veel: Ger. viel: M. H. Ger. vil: O. H. Ger. filo, filu: Goth. filu: Icel. fjöl-, used only as a prefix, much: Lat. plus: Grk. πoλύs: Sansk. puru, pulu much, many.] DER. eal-fela, efen-, em-.
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