smeá-líc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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smeá-líc
adj. I. searching, penetrating (of inquiry, trial, etc. ) Hwæt is sió þyrelung ðæs wǽges búton scearplícu and smeálícu fandung ðæs módes ðæt mon mid ðære . . . onlúce ða heardan heortan quid est parietem fodere, nisi acutis inquisitionibus duritiam cordis aperire ? Past. 21, 3 ; Swt. 155, 1. II. that goes to the root or heart of a matter, profound Hú ðú mé hæfst áfréfrodne ǽgðer ge mid ðínre smealícan sprǽce ge mid ðære wynsumnesse ðínes sanges quantum me vel senten-tiarum pondere vel canendi jucunditate refovisti, Bt. 22, 1; Fox 76, 10: tit. ; Fox xiv, 6. III. exquisite, choice (?) Smeálícran exquisitiores, Wrt. Voc. ii. 145, 15.
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