ge-riht-lǽcan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-riht-lǽcan
p. -lǽhte; pp. -lǽht To justify, correct, direct, rectify, reprove; rectificare, corrigere, arguere Se Hǽlend wolde ða synfullan gerihtlǽcan the Healer [Saviour] would correct the sinful, Homl. Th. ii. 470, 14. Ðæt hys weorc ne sýn gerihtlǽhte ut non arguantur opera ejus, Jn. Bos. 3, 20: Ps. Lamb. 36, 24. He ðǽrbinnan wunode gerihtlǽcende ðæt folc mid láre to geleáfan he dwelt therein directing the people by teaching to belief, Swt. A. S. Rdr. 98, 113. Menn be his láre heora líf gerihtlǽton men by his instruction rectified their lives, Homl. Th. ii. 146, 8. Gif we beóþ fram úrum ðwyrnyssum gerihtlǽhte if we be corrected from our perversities, 124, 35.
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