ge-sǽlig
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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ge-sǽlig
-sǽli; comp. ra; superl. ost, ust; adj. [sǽlig happy] Happy, prosperous, blessed, fortunate; fēlix, beatus, fortūnātus Seth wæs gesǽlig Seth was happy, Cd. 56; Th. 69, 19; Gen. 1138: 130; Th. 165, 28; Gen. 2738: Bt. Met. Fox 23, 3; Met. 23, 2. Se gesǽliga hlísa fēlix rūmor, Bd. 4, 23; S. 594, 41: Exon. 61 a; Th. 222, 17; Ph. 350. Ðæt gesǽlige weorud the blessed company, 26 a; Th. 76, 33; Cri. 1249. Wǽron swíðe gesǽlige they were very happy, Cd. 1; Th, 2, 12; Gen. 18: 220; Th. 282, 33; Sat. 296. Hí fram gesǽlgum tídum gilpaþ they boast of happy times, Ors. 5, 2; Bos. 103, 11: Exon. 32 a; Th. 101, 1, 17; Cri. 1652, 1660. Mǽrþa gesǽligost most blessed of glories, Salm. Kmbl. 136; Sal. 67. Cild gesǽligust a very prosperous child, Lchdm. iii. 196, 21. Se gesǽlgosta the happiest, Bt. 26, 1; Fox 90, 10.
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