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lof-georn

  • adjective
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lof-georn, adj.
Desirous of praise
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  • Se ðe wǽre lofgeorn for ídelan weorþscype weorþe se carfull hú hé swýðast mǽge gecwéman his drihtne

    he that was eager for praise on account of empty honour, let that man be careful how best he may please his Lord,

      Wulfst. 72, 10.
  • Manna lofgeornost

    of all men most desirous to deserve praise (Beowulf),

      Beo. Th. 6347; B. 3183.
Etymology
[Jactancia þet is idelȝelp on englisc, ðenne mon biþ lofȝeorn and deþ for ȝelpe mare þenne for godes luue, O. E. Homl. i. 103, 29. Icel. lof-gjarn: cf. O. H. Ger. lob-gerni jactantia.]
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