sófte
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
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sófte
cpve. sóftor, séft; adv. Softly, gently Sófte suaviter, Ælfc. Gr. 38; Zup. 228, 6: gradatim, Wrt. Voc. ii. 41, 37: pedetemtim, 81, 39: sensim, 120, 41. Ðone sófte langan morosam, 32, 6. I. of sleep, rest, etc., softly, quietly, without disturbance Hé sófte swæf, Cd. Th. 12, 2; Gen. 179. Reste hé hine sófte, Lchdm. ii. 292, 7: Ps. Th. 77, 65. II. calmly, at ease, without trouble Ðǽr mé sófte byþ, ðǽr ic beó fægere beþeaht fiðerum ðínum, Ps. Th. 60, 3. Hié sófte ðæs bidon, Exon. Th. 10, 3; Cri. 146. Hí willniaþ manifeald earfoþe tó þrowianne, for ðam ðe hí willniaþ mǽran áre mid Gode tó habbanne, ðonne ða habbaþ ðe sóftor libbaþ, Bt. 39, 10; Fox 228, 17: Shrn. 163, 20. Ðæt ic ðý séft mǽge mín álǽtan líf and leódscipe that with mind the more at ease I may relinquish life and people, Beo. Th. 5492; B. 2749. III. gently, not harshly Ðú sófte wealdest gesceafta, Met. 20, 7. Ðú sófte gedést, ðæt hí ðé selfne gesión móten, 20, 272. IV. without discord Gebunden gesiblíce sófte tógædere, Met. 20, 68. V. easily, without opposition Ne sceole gé swá sófte sinc gegangan, ús sceal ord and ecg ǽr geséman, Byrht. Th. 133, 32; By. 59. [O. Sax. sáfto: O. H. Ger. samfto facile.] v. un-sófte.
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