healf
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective, Adverb, Numeral
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healf
adj. HALF Mé næs be healfan ðǽle ðín mǽrþ gecýdd thy greatness was not half told me, Homl. Th. ii. 584, 23. Sié be healfum ðæm ðonne sió bót let the fine then be half that, L. Alf. pol 11; Th. i. 68, 18: 39; Th. i. 88, 2: L. M. 2, 65; Lchdm. ii. 292, 17. Gé ðǽr búgiaþ on ðam fíftan dǽle healfum londes and unlondes ye there dwell in the half of the fifth part [in the tenth part, cf. l. 25] of land and not-land, Bt. 18, 1; Fox 62, 23. Heó mid ðæm healfan dǽle beforan ðæm cyninge farende wæs swelce heó fleónde wǽre with half the army she was going before the king as if she were fleeing, Ors. 2, 4; Swt. 76, 27. Healfne sealde ðæm þearfan and mid healfum hine sylfne besweóp he gave half [his cloak] to the poor man and wrapped himself up with half of it, Blickl. Homl. 215, 7. Ðeáh ðú wylle healf míne ríce licet demedium regni mei, Mk. Skt. 6, 23: Lk. Skt. 19, 8. Habban hí ðone brýce healfne and healfne ða munecas let them have half the usufruct, and the monk's half, Chart. Th. 547, 19. Heó healfne forcearf ðone sweoran him she half cut through his neck, Judth. 10; Thw. 23, 4; Jud. 105. Sele ðonne ðæt healf tó drincanne then give half of it to drink, L. M. 2, 2; Lchdm. ii. 180, 23. Hie wǽron simle healfe æt hám healfe úte always half of them were at home and half out, Chr. 894; Erl. 90, 17: Ors. 2, 6; Swt. 86, 25. Ic wille ðæt man frigæ hæalue míne men I desire that half my men should be freed, Chart. Th. 522, 5. Æfter óðer healf hund daga after a hundred and fifty days, Gen. 8, 3. He heóld ðæt ríce óðrum healfum læs ðe xxx wintra he reigned twenty-eight years and a half, Chr. 901; Erl. 96, 24. Hit biþ óðres healfes fótes gemet bufan ðæm heáfde it is a foot and a half above the head, Shrn. 69, 2. Se bát wæs geworht of þriddan healfre hýde the boat was made of two and a half hides, Chr. 891; Erl. 88, 9. Ic him sylle vii æcras feórþe helfne on ánum stede and feórþe halfne an óðrum stede I give him seven acres, three and a half in one place and three and a half in another, Cod. Dipl. Kmbl. iii. 263, 12-15. Nán rén ne com ofer eorþan feórþan healfangeáre no rain came upon the earth for three years and a half, Lchdm. iii. 276, 19. Ðæt wæs ehtoþe healf híd that was seven hides and a half, Chart. Th. 550, 12. Seofon and twentigoþan healfes fótes twenty-six feet and a half long, Lchdm. iii. 218, 4, 12, 16, 19. [Goth. halbs: O. Sax. half: O. Frs. half: Icel. hálfr: O. H. Ger. halb: O. Frs. has the same use of half with the ordinals, other, thredda, fiarda, etc., half; so O. H. Ger. has anðar halb, dritde halp, Grff. iv. 890: so Ger. In Icel. the ordinal is placed after hálfr, hálfr annarr, etc.]
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