gneáð
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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gneáð
gnéð; adj. Sparing, frugal, stingy, scanty, small; parcus Næs hió to gneáð gifa she was not too sparing of gifts, Beo. Th. 3864; B. 1930. He self lifde on gneáðum woroldlífe án tunece wæs his gegerela and ðæt wæs hǽren and beren hláf wæs his gereorde he himself lived a frugal life in the world, one tunic was his raiment, and barley bread was his food, Shrn. 110, 4: 77, 4. He ðám ðe on scearan máran wǽron on ðám mægnum eáðmódnesse and hýrsumnesse nóhte ðon læssa ne gnéðra wæs eis quæ tonsura majores sunt virtutibus, humilitatis et obedientiæ, non mediocriter insignitus, Bd. 5, 19; S. 637, 18. Of gnéðum, of lytlum parcis, Gl. Prud. 227. [Gnede scanty, O. E. Misc. Morris.]
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