for-cúþ
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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for-cúþ
comp. m. -cúþera, -cúþra; sup. m. -cúþesta, -cuþosta; adj. [cúþ known, excellent] Perverse, bad, infamous, wicked; perversus, mălus, nēquam Mánfull oððe forcúþ nēquam, Ælfc. Gr. 9, 78; Som. 14, 30. Se yfela, swá he oftor on ðære fandunge abrýþ, swá he forcúþra biþ the oftener the evil man sinks under temptation, the more wicked he will be, Homl. Th. i. 268, 30. Wearþ he and ealle his geferan forcúþran andwyrsan ðonne ǽnig óðer gesceaft he and all his companions became more wicked and worse than any other creature, i. 10, 35. Hí habbaþ ðæs mennisces ðone betstan dǽl forloren, and ðone forncúþestan [forcúþeran MS. Bod.] gehealden they have lost the best part of humanity, and kept the worst [worse ], Bt. 37, 3; Fox 192, 4. Oft ða eallra forcúþestan men cumaþ to ðam ánwealde and to ðam weorþscipe the most wicked men of all often come to power and dignity, 16, 3; Fox 54, 21. Hwæðer he wolde ðám forcúþestum mannum folgian would it follow the most wicked men? 16, 3; Fox 54, 10, 27. Ða Sodomitiscan menn wǽron ða forcúþostan hŏmĭnes Sŏdŏmītæ pessĭmi ĕrant, Gen. 13, 13. [Goth. frakunþs despised.] DER. unforcúþ.
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