mirce
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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mirce
adj. I. dark, murky Ða mircan gesceaft (Hell ), Exon. 116 a; Th. 446, 23; Dóm. 26. Gang ofer myrcan mór her course o'er the dark moor, Beo. Th. 2814; B. 1405. II. in a metaphorical sense (of sin, crime, etc.) dark, black, evil Mircne mægencræft mánwomma gehwone dark power, each sinful stain, Exon. 26 b; Th. 78, 26; Cri, 1280. Ðeáh ðú drype þolige, myrce mánslaga, Andr. Kmbl. 2437; An. 1220. Leahtras mirce mándǽde crimes, black deeds of wickedness, Exon. 62 b; Th. 229, 18; Ph. 457. Mircast mánweorca blackest of crimes, 73 a; Th. 272, 26; Jul. 505. [Havel. mirke: Chauc. Piers P. merke: Prompt. Parv. myrke obscurus, tenebrosus: O. Sax. mirki: Icel. myrkr: Dan. Swed. mörk.] v. mirc-apuldor, æl-myrca, Gúþ-myrce.
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