FRÉCNE
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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FRÉCNE
frǽcne; adj. Horrible, savage, audacious, wicked, daring, dangerous, perilous; dīrus, asper, austērus, atrox, audax, perīcŭlōsus Ðǽr ðú findest frécne feohtan there thou wilt find a savage contest, Andr. Kmbl. 2699; An. 1352. Ðæt biþ frécne wund that is a perilous wound, Exon. 19 a; Th. 48, 12; Cri. 770. He ána genéðde frécne dǽde he alone ventured on the daring deed, Beo. Th. 1782; B. 889. Be ðære frécnan cóðe of the dangerous disorder, L. M. 2, 33; Lchdm. ii. 236, 12. He sceal fleón ðone frécnan wlite ðises middaneardes he should avoid the dangerous splendour of this earth, Bt. 12; Fox 36, 20. On ða frécnan tíd tempŏre discrīmĭnis. Bd. 1, 8; S. 479, 21. Frécne þúhton egle eáláda the fearful sea-ways seemed terrible, Andr. Kmbl. 880; An. 440. Hwonne him Freá frécenra síþa reste ageáfe when the Lord should give him rest from his perilous journeyings, Cd. 71; Th. 86, 8; Gen. 1427: Ps. Th. 143, 8. To frécnum þingum for daring things, Lchdm. iii. 158, 16. Ðæt he him afirre frécne geþohtas that he should banish from him wicked thoughts, Cd. 219; Th. 282, 10; Sat. 284. He frécnu gestreón funde he found dangerous wealth, Bt. Met. Fox 8, 115; Met. 8, 58. Ðe ða frécnan deórwurþnessa funde who found the dangerous treasures, Bt. 15; Fox 48, 24. [O. Sax. frókan wild, bold, impudent.] DER. fela-frécne: ge-frécnod.
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