heán-líc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
heán-líc
adj. Ignominious, disgraceful, vile, poor Tó heánlíc mé þinceþ ðæt gé mid úrum sceattum tó scype gangon unbefohtene too shameful methinks that ye with our treasures should go to your ships without a struggle, Byrht. Th. 133, 25. Swíðe nearewe sent and swíðe heánlíce ða menniscan gesǽlþa very scanty and very poor are human felicities; anxia enim res est humanorum conditio bonorum, Bt. 11, 1; Fox 30, 26: Ors. 2, 5; Swt. 84, 12. [O. H. Ger. hón-líh infamis, fœdus, ridendus, dedecor, indecor.]
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