gífre
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun, Adjective
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
gífre
adj. Greedy, covetous, voracious, eager, desirous; avidus Gífre gulosus, Wrt. Voc. 86, 51. Gífere vel frec ambro, Ælfc. Gl. 88; Som. 74, 83; Wrt. Voc. 50, 63. Tantalus se cyning ðe ungemetlíce gífre wæs Tantalus the king who was immoderately greedy, Bt. 35, 6; Fox 170, 1. Ða faraséi ða ðe gífre wǽron pharasæi qui erant avari, Lk. Skt. 16, 14. Líg gold gífre forgrípeþ grǽdig swelgeþ the flame voracious lays hold on gold, greedy devours it, Exon. 63 a; Th. 232, 15; Ph. 507: 38 a; Th. 124, 32; Gú. 346. Gífrum grápum with greedy clutches, 38 b; Th. 126, 28; Gú. 378: Andr. Kmbl. 2671; An. 1337. Gesyhst ðú nú ða sweartan helle grǽdige and gífre seest thou now the black hell greedy and ravenous? Cd. 37; Th. 49, 16; Gen. 793: 213; Th. 267, 2; Sat. 82: 217; Th. 276, 21; Sat. 192: Exon. 82 a; Th. 309, 24; Seef. 62. Se gífra gǽst the greedy spirit, 22 a; Th. 60, 21; Cri. 973. Ic heora eom swíðe gífre I am very desirous for them, Bt. 22, 1; Fox 76, 20. Líg gǽsta gífrost flame, most ravenous of spirits, Beo. Th. 2250; B. 1123. Gífrost and grǽdgost most rapacious and most greedy, Exon. 128 a; Th. 493, 2; Rä. 81, 24. [Orm. giferr: Laym. ȝifer: cf. Icel. gífr; n. pl. fiends.]
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