oft-rǽde
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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oft-rǽde
adj. I. frequent Hæglas and snáwas and se oftrǽda rén leccaþ ða eorþan on wintra, Bt. 39, 13 ; Fox 234, 16. II. ready at many times Gafolswán sceal beón swá ic ǽr be beócere cwæþ (cf. 1. 3, beóceorl sceal hwíltidum geara beón on manegum weorcum tó hláfordes willan) oftrǽde tó gehwilcon weorce the swain must be, as I said before of the beekeeper, generally ready for any work, L. R. S. 6 ; Th. i. 436, 18. Bydele gebyraþ ðæt hé sý weorces frigra ðonne óðer man forðan hé sceal beón oftrǽde he must be always ready, 18; Th. i. 440,7.
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