rihtlíce
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
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rihtlíce
adv. I. rightly, justly, with justice or equity Rihtlíce juste, rihtlícor justius, rihtlícost justissime, Ælfc. Gr. 38; Som. 40, 50. Him getímode swíðe rihtlíce ðæt hí mid hiora árleásan hláforde ealle forwurdon, Homl. Th. i. 88, 30. Ðú rihtlíce dǽlest mete ðínum mannum, Hy. 7, 70, II. rightly, in a manner which suits the circumstances of a case Swíðe ryhtlíce hit wæs áwriten æfter ðǽm nítenum ðæt ða heargas wǽron átiéfrede recte post animalia idola describuntur, Past. 21, 3; Swt. 157, 6 : 21, 5; Swt. 163, 21. Æfter ðon wé singaþ rihtlíce on his lof : 'Hǽl ús on ðǽm héhstan,' Blickl. Homl. 81, 27. Hú ne belimpþ se weorþscipe tó ðam ðe hine geweorþaþ? ðæt is tó herianne hwéne rihtlícor, Bt. 14, 3; Fox 46, 13. III. rightly, in accordance with rules or regulations, regularly Gewunelíce ł rihtlíce rite, Ælfc. Gr. 38; Som. 41, 44. Rihtlíce gehálgad canonice ordinatus, Bd. 3, 28; S. 560, 28. Ða þénunge hé rihtlíce gefyllan ne mihte ministerium regulariter implere nequibat, 5, 6; S. 620, 9. Gif hé rihtlíce (in such a way as to observe the rules imposed by Christianity ) Cristen beón wille, 4, 5; S. 573, 18. Ða munecas beádon hine (the abbot ) ðæt hé sceolde healdan hí rihtlíce, Chr. 1083; Erl. 217, 5. Ða witan cwǽdon ðæt him nán leófre hláford nǽre ðonne heora gecynde hláford gif hé hí rihtlícor healdan wolde (if he would rule with better observance of the laws ) ðonne hé ǽr dyde, 1014; Erl. 150, 7. IV. rightly as regards conduct Wé sceolan gód weorc wyricean and rihtíice libban, Blickl. Homl. 75, 13 : 109, 13. Riht is ðæt gehádode men ðám lǽwedum wísian hú hí heora ǽwe rihtlícost sculon healdan, L. I. P. 22; Th. i. 332, 28. v. on-rihtlíce.
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