seld-hwanne
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
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seld-hwanne
adv. Seldom, rarely Oft ðonne ðæt mód ðæs fæst*-*endan biþ mid ðý irre ofseten, ðonne cymþ sió blis seldhwanne, swelce hió sié elþeódig, Past. 43, 6 ; Swt. 313, 24. Ðeáh seldhwænne leáf geseald sié tó sprecenne quamvis rara loquendi concedatur licentia, R. Ben. 21, 16. Heó wolde seldhwænne hire líc baðian, Homl. Skt. i. 20, 44. Seld*-*hwonne biþ ðaette áuht manegum monnum ánes hwæt lícige, Bt. 18, 3 ; Fox 64, 29. [Swuch ouh wummone lore to beon liðe and seldhwonne sturne, A. R. 428, 25. Cf. Icel. sjald-stundum rarely.]
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