leóf-tǽle
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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leóf-tǽle
-tǽl; adj. Loving, dear, desirable, estimable, grateful, pleasant, gracious Hé biþ freónd and leóftǽl lufsum and líðe he (Christ) shall be friendly and gracious, kind and gentle, Exon. 21 a; Th. 57, 4; Cri, 913. Hé is monþwǽre, lufsum and leóftǽl, 96 a; Th. 357, 21; Pa. 32. Óðer biþ unlǽde on eorþan óðer biþ eádig swíðe leóftǽle mid leóda duguþum one will be miserable on earth, the other fortunate, high in favour with the best of men, Salm. Kmbl, 733; Sal. 366. Nán cræft nis Gode deórwyrðra ðonne sió lufu ne eft ðam deófle nán cræft leóftǽlra ðonne hié mon slíte nil pretiosius est Deo virtute dilectionis, nil est desiderabilius diabolo extinctione caritatis, Past. 47, 2; Swt. 359, 24. Ða welan beóþ hlíseádigran and leóftǽlran ðonne ðonne hié mon selþ ðonne hié beón ðonne hí mon gadraþ. Seó gítsung gedéþ heore gítseras láðe ǽgðer ge Gode ge monnum and ða cysta gedóþ ða simle leóftǽle and hlíseádige divitiæ effundendo magis quam coacervando melius nitent: siquidem avaritia semper odiosos, claros largitas facit, Bt. 13; Fox. 38, 13-17.
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