rǽd-leás
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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rǽd-leás
adj. I. without counsel, unwise, inconsiderate, rash, ill-advised Rédeleás preceps, Ælfc. Gr. 9, 55; Som. 13, 27. Gleáw ne wæs gumríces weard, réðe and rǽdleás, Cd. Th. 226, 26; Dan. 177. II. without wise direction, in confusion Ðá ðis (the destruction of certain ships) cúð wæs tó ðám óðrum scipon ... wæs ðá swilc hit eall rǽdleás wǽre it was as if there were no counsel anywhere, as if everything was in confusion, Chr. 1009; Erl. 142, 9. III. lacking what is advantageous or beneficial, miserable, desolate (v. rǽd, IV) Gé Godes cræfta nán þing ne gýmaþ, ðý is folces forfaren máre ðonne scolde oððe þearf wǽre, and for ðam hit wearð swá rǽdleás ðe hit Godes beboda forgýmde the people is become so miserable, because it neglected God's commandments, Wulfst. 46, 20. Ðæt rǽdleáse hof (hell), Cd. Th. 3, 32; Gen. 44. [Nabbich in me wisdom ... and am redleas ... Drihten ase þu ert redlease (gen. pl. ) red, red me þet am redles O. E. Homl, i. 211, 32 -213, 1. Nis nevre mon redles Ar his heorte beo witles, O. and N. 691.] [O. H. Ger. ráti-ló sabsque consilio : Ger. rat-los : Icel. ráð-lauss shiftless, confused. foolish.]
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