grǽdig
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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grǽdig
adj. GREEDY, covetous; avidus Grǽdig vorator, Ælfc. Gl. 88; Som. 74, 82; Wrt. Voc. 50, 62. Ða fýnd heora grípende wǽron swa swá grǽdig wulf the devils were seizing them like the ravening wolf, Blickl. Homl. 211, 1. Líg grǽdig swelgeþ londes frætwe flame, greedy, swallows the land's treasures, Exon. 63 a; Th. 232, 16; Ph. 507: Beo. Th. 242; B. 121: 3002; B. 1497. Sum to lyt hafaþ gódes grǽdig one hath too little, eager for goods, Salm. Kmbl. 689; Sal. 344. Ðá getímode swá dé þ ðam grǽdigan fisce ðe gesihþ ðæt ǽs and ne gesihþ ðone angel ðe on ðam ǽse sticaþ then it befel as it does to the greedy fish that sees the bait but sees not the hook which sticks in the bait, Homl. Th. i. 216, 10. Helle grǽdige and gífre hell greedy and ravenous, Cd. 37; Th. 49, 16; Gen. 793: 217; Th. 276, 21; Sat. 192. León-hwelpas sécaþ ðæt him grǽdigum ǽt God gedéme catuli leonum ... quærant a Deo escam sibi, Ps. Th. 103, 20. Gífrost and grǽdgost most rapacious and most greedy, Exon. 128 a; Th. 493, 2; Rä. 81, 24. [Goth. grédags: O. Sax. grádag Icel. gráðugr: O. H. Ger. grátag.] DER. heoro-, hilde-, wæl-grǽdige.
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