sǽmra
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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sǽmra
adj. (without positive) Inferior, worse Symle wæs ðý sǽmra ðonne ic sweorde drep ferhþgeníðlan ever was the deadly foe the worse when I struck him with the sword, Beo. Th. 5752; B. 2880. Hit is sǽmre nú it is worse now (than in the golden age). Met. 8, 42. Ic lǽre ðæt hé gýme ǽðter ge ðæs sélran ge ðæs sǽmran I advise him to take care both of the more and of the less important matters, Anglia ix. 260, 10. Hnáhran rince, sǽmran æt sæcce, Beo. Th. 1910; B. 953. Gif ðú sóðne God lufast. . . Gif ðú tó sǽmran gode hǽtsþ hǽðen feoh. Exon. Th. 245, 28; Jul. 51 : 264, 9; Jul. 361. Ða sǽmran deteriora, Wrt. Voc. ii. 139, 38. Ðú byst se ilca se ðú ǽr ware, ne beóþ ðín winter wiht ðé sǽmran (anni tui non deficient). Ps. Th. 101, 24. Hí dweligende sécaþ ðæt héhste gód on ða sámran (sǽmran, Cote. MS. ) gesceafta id (good) error humanus a vero atque perfecto ad falsum imperfectumque traducit, Bt. 33, 1; Fox 120, 12. Sǽmust vel wyrst pessima, Blickl. Gl. Ne wǽron ðæt gesíba ða sǽmestan, Exon. Th. 326, 8; Wíd. 1 Cf. sám-.
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