hræd-líc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hræd-líc
adi. Quick, hasty, sudden, speedy, precipitate Hit wǽre tó hrædlíc gif hé ðá on cildcradole ácweald wurde it had been precipitate, had he been slain then in the cradle, Homl. Th. i. 82, 28. Æfter hrædlíce tíde after a short time, Ors. 1, 10; Swt. 44, 28. Hé wæs mid hrædlíce deáþe forgripen morte immatura præreptus est, Bd. 4, 23; S. 594, 36. Ðǽr forþférde Sideman bisceop on hrædlícan deáþe died suddenly, Chr. 977; Erl. 127, 36.
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