smeálíce
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
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smeálíce
adv. I. of inquiry, investigation, etc. , searchingly, carefully, narrowly, closely Hí smeálíce sóhtan perquirentes subtilius, Bd. 3, 10; S. 5. 34, 37. Hí smeálíce sóhton ðone behíddan mete, Ælfc. T. Grn. 21, 12. Hit is smeálíce and geornlíce tó séceanne subtiliter perscrutanda. Past. 21, 1; Swt. 150, 11. Wé sculon swíðe smeálíce ðissa ágðer underþencean hoc in utrisque est subtiliter intuendum, 7, 1; Swt. 49, 23. Gesceád ða wé smeálíce geþencan sculan discretio, quae subtiliter pensari debeat, Bd. 1, 27; S. 496, 35. Smeálícor, Past. 11, 2; Swt. 67, 6. II. of reasoning, thinking, etc. , closely, deeply, acutely, with penetration Hé ongann smeálíce þencan on his módes ingeþance velut in augustam suae mentis sedem recepta, Bt. 24, 1; Fox 80, 5. Mé þincþ ðæt wit mǽgen smeálícor sprecan and diógolran wordum validioribus rationihis utendum puto, 13; Fox 36, 32 : 13, tit. ; Fox xii, 16. Ðonne ic ymbe swelc smeálícost þence when I think most deeply about such a matter, 10; Fox 26, 29. III. of knowing, seeing, etc. , clearly, accurately, exactly Ða ðe meahton smeálíce and scearplice mid hiera and-gite ryht geseón qui videre recta subtiliter per ingenium poterant, Past. 11, 4; Swt. 69, 5. Ðeáh se láreów ðis eall smeálíce and openlíce gecýðe cuncta haec licet subtiliter rector insinuet, 21, 6; Swt. 163, 18. Se ðe wile geornlíce ðone Godes cwide singan sóðlíce (smeálíce, MS. B.), Salm. Kmbl. 171; Sal. 85. IV. closely Án cliwen suíðe nearwe and suíðe smeálíce gefealden, Past. 35 ; Swt. 241, 24. v. smeáh.
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