sǽne
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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sǽne
adj. Slow, dull, sluggish, inactive Ymb ða gýmene his écre hǽlo hé wæs tó sǽne erga curam perpetuae suae salvationis nihil omnino studii gerens, Bd. 3, 13; S. 538, 19. Ne sceal se tó sǽne beón, ne ðissa lárna tó læt. Exon. Th. 450, 16; Dóm. 88. Sǽne mód a sluggish mind, 122, 32; Gú, 314. Næs ðæt sǽne cyning, 322, 23; Wíd. 67. Eálá ðæt ðú woldest ðæs síðfætes sǽne weorðan (slow to undertake the journey), Andr. Kmbl. 408; An. 204: 422; An. 211: Elm. Kmbl. 440; El. 220, Næs his bróðor læt, síðes sǽne, Apstls. Kmbl. 67; Ap. 34. Nǽron ða twegen tohtan sǽne, lindgeláces, 150; Ap. 75. Ðone sǽnan ðe biþ tó sláw ðú scealt hátan assa má ðonne man segnis ac stupidus torpet? asinum vivit. Bt. 37, 4; Fox 192, 19. Mægencræft móda gehwilces ofer líchoman lænnie and sǽnne might of the mind over the body weak and dull. Met. 26, 106. Hé (a sea serpent) on holme wæs sundes ðé sǽnra (the slower in swimming), ðá hyne swylt fornam, Beo. Th. 2876; B. 1436. Ic sceal sécan óðerne ellenleásran cempan sǽnran I must seek another warrior less courageous and active, Exon. Th. 266, 9; Jul. 395. [O. H. Ger. seine: Icel. scinn; Dan. seen: Swed. sen. Cf. Goth. sainjan to be slow, to tarry.] v. á-sánian.
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