FREC
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
FREC
fræc; adj. Desirous, greedy, gluttonous, audacious, bold; avĭdus, gŭlōsus, audax, temĕrārius Gífere vel frec ambro [q.v. in Du Cange], Ælfc. Gl. 88; Som. 74, 83; Wrt. Voc. 50, 63. Frec ambro, Wrt. Voc. 86, 50. Hí firenlusta frece ne wǽron they were not desirous of luxuries, Bt. Met. Fox 8, 30; Met. 8, 15. Ðæt hie firendǽda tó frece wurdon that they were too audacious in wicked deeds, Cd. 121; Th. 155, 30; Gen. 2580. [Dut. vrec, m. a miser: Ger. frech rash, impertinent: M. H. Ger. vrëch: O. H. Ger. frëh, frëch avārus, cupĭdus, arrŏgans: Goth. friks in faihu-friks desirous for money, avaricious: Dan. fräk: Swed. fräck: Icel. frekr greedy, voracious.] DER. ferhþ-frec, gúþ-.
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