hefe-líc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hefe-líc
adj. Weighty, heavy, grievous, serious, grave, tedious, wearisome Ðǽr nán hefelíc gefeoht ne wearþ no serious fighting took place there, Chr. 868; Erl. 72, 28. Se cyng lét beódan mycel gyld and hefelíc the king had a great and grievous tax proclaimed, 1083; Erl. 217, 34. Ðæs ilcan geáres wæs swíðe hefelíc geár it was a very grievous year that same year, 1085; Erl. 219, 18. For hefelícum gyltum pro gravibus peccatis, L. Ecg. P. i. 6; Th. ii. 174, 17. Nú bidde ic ða ðe hit cunnon and ðis rǽdon ðæt hit him hefelíc ne beó now I beg that my explanation may not be tedious to those who know the subject and read this, Lchdm. iii. 280, l0.
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