ge-dafenlíc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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ge-dafenlíc
-dæfenlíc; adj. [ge-dafen becoming] Becoming, fit, decent, convenient, agreeable; dĕcens, congruus, convĕniens, hăbĭlis Ðæt is gedafenlíc ðæt ðú Dryhtnes word on hyge healde it is fit that thou shouldst keep in mind the word of the Lord, Elen. Kmbl. 2333; El. 1168 : Bt. Met. Fox 31, 42; Met. 31, 21 : Bd. 4, 23; S. 594, 43. Hit gedafenlíc is ðæt his reáf ne beó hórig it is becoming that his vestment be not dirty, L. Ælf. C. 22; Th. ii. 350, 20. Gedafenlíc þeódnes [MS. seodnys] hăbĭlis conjunctio, Ælfc. Gl. 99; Som. 76, 118; Wrt. Voc. 54, 60. Us dæg endebyrdnysse mid gedafenlícre cymþ nōbis dies ordĭne congruo vēnit, Hymn. Surt. 38, 3. Nis ná gedafenlíc ðæt ðes man ána beó it is not fitting that this man be alone, Homl. Th. i. 14, 17. Uæs gedæfenlíc [gidæfendlic, Rush.] oportebat, Jn. Skt. Lind. 4, 4.
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