slæc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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slæc
sleac, slec (v. slæcness); adj. Slack. I. of persons 1. inactive, slothful, lazy, not willing to make an effort Slæc reses, Wrt. Voc. ii. 118, 77. Sleac piger, i. 74, 33: lentus vel piger, 49, 35. Sleac vel slaw pigras vel lentus, 16, 48. Ðú yfela þeówa and sleac thou wicked and slothful servant. Homl. Th. ii. 554, 7. Sægdon ðæt hé sleac wǽre, æðeling unfrom. Beo. Th. 4381; B. 2187. Ðæt ðæm sleacan preóste ne þince tó mycel geswinc, ðæt hé undó his eágan, Anglia viii. 317, 4. Tó swilcum sleacum cweð se hírédes ealdor: ' Tó hwí stande gé hér ealne dæg ýdele?' Homl. Th. ii. 78, 10. 2. careless, negligent, remiss, not strict in the performance of duty Ne tó stræc on ðære láre ne tó slæc on ðære mildheortnesse ne aut districtio rigida, oue pietas remissa. Past. 17, 10; Swt. 125, 1. Se ðe sleac wǽre tó gódnesse, Homl. Th. ii. 100, 22. Se biþ wacigende .. . se biþ sleac and slǽpende, Btwk. 220, 32. Sleaces socordis, Germ. 388, 34. Ne beón gé tó slápole ne tó sleace, ac scyldaþ eów georne wið deófles dare. Wulfst. 40, 21. Sleace to ǽnig wyrcenne gód pigre ad aliquod operandum bonum, Anglia xi. 117, 36. 3. languid, ill Slæce egra, Wrt. Voc. ii. 107, 8 : 29, 18. II. of things, 1. of physical movement, slow, gentle Sum munuc mid sleaccre stalcunge his fótswaðum filigde, Homl. Th. ii. 138, 6. 2. that makes inactive, sluggish Wé sceolon ásceacan ðone sleacan slǽp ús fram, i. 602, 15. 3. not attended with effort Hit is ealles tó sleac munuca . þeówdóm (nimis iners seruilium), gif hié læsse singaþ, R. Ben. 44, 18. 4. lax of conduct Gemetgie ðæt fýr ða bilewitnysse, ðæt heó tó sleac ne sý, Homl. Th. ii. 46, 8. þeówode hé druncennesse and monigum óðrum unálýfednessum ðæs sleacran lífes (vitae remissioris), Bd. 5, 14; S. 634, 15. [O. Sax. slak: O. H. Ger. slah: Icel. slakr.] v. un-slæc.
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