ge-rád
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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ge-rád
adj. Considered, instructed, learned, skilful, expert, prudent, suited, conditioned; consultus, consideratus, instructus, peritus, prudens, elegans, concinnus Gif ic ðé gerádne geméte if I find thee instructed [skilful], Bt. 5, 1; Fox 10, 16. Hí wurdon geráde wígcræfta they became skilful in the arts of war, Ors. 1, 2; Bos. 26, 29. Sió is swíðe wel gerád and swíðe gemetfæst she is very prudent and very modest, Bt. 10; Fox 28, 20: Beo. Th. 1751; B. 873. Ic him rúmne weg and gerádne tǽhte I might shew him a spacious and direct road, Guthl. prol; Gdwn. 6, 3. On geráde sprǽce into prose, Bd. 5, 24; S. 648, 22. Gerád beón wiþ his wyrd to be suited to his fortune, Bt. 11, 1; Fox 32, 11. ¶ Ðus gerád, swá gerád such, of such sort, Jn. Bos. 8, 5: Deut. 4, 32: Basil admn. 2; Norm. 36, 30: Guthl. 3; Gdwn. 22, 2: Bt. 39, 11; Fox 230, 16. Hú gerád of what kind, Guthl. 17; Gdwn. 72, 2. [Laym. i-rad: Goth. ga-raids.] DER. un-ge-rád.
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