hafen-leás
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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hafen-leás
adj. Lacking means, poor, indigent; inops Hafenleás inops, Wrt. Voc. 74, 20. Hé wæs swíðe welig wædlum and þearfum and symle him sylfum swíðe hafenleás he was very wealthy for the poor and needy, and ever very indigent for himself, Homl. Th. ii. 148. 34. Sum hafenleás man sceolde ágyldan healf pund ánum menn a certain indigent man had to pay a man half a pound, 176, 34. Se hafenleása 178, 6. Se ðe spéda hæfþ and ða áspendan nele hafenleásum bréðer he that hath riches and will not expend them for his brother who lacks, 318,11 : 484, 33 : 178, 19. v. hæfen-leás.
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