grislíc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
grislíc
gryslíc; adj. GRISLY, horrible; dreadful, horrid; horridus, horrendus, horribilis. [Laym. grislich: Orm. grissliȝ: A. R. grislich: Ayenb. grislich: O. Frs. gryslik: cf. O. H. Ger. grisenlich, Grff. iv. 301: Ger. grässlich.] This word seems to belong to 'grísan' rather than to 'greósan,' so should be written with i rather than with y. The spelling in the Ormulum supports the short vowel. v. grísan.
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