swǽslíce
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
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swǽslíce
adv. I. properly. v. swǽs, I. Wé andettaþ swǽslíce and sóþlíce Fæder and Sunu and Háligne Gást confitemur proprie et veraciter Patrem et Filium et Spiritum Sanctum , Bd. 4, 17; S. 585, 36. II. of persons, kindly, in a gracious, friendly manner, blandly; of things, agreeably, pleasantly. v. swǽs, III. Ða nán lust yfel swǽslíce gewemþ eos nulla voluptas mala blande corrumpit , Scint. 3, 10. Him (the good) swǽslíce (cf, on ðæt fræte folc (the evil ) hé firene stǽleþ láþum wordum, 84, 17; Cri. 1375) sibbe geháteþ heáhcyning, Exon. Th. 82, 15; Cri. 1339. Nealles swǽslíce mé wæs síð álýfed the way was not made easy for me , Beo. Th. 6169; B. 3089. Cóman him tó and hine swǽslíce grétton, Homl. Skt. i. 5, 210. Busiris wolde ǽlcne cuman swíþe árlíce underfón and swíþe swǽslíce wiþ gebǽran (behave in a very friendly manner to him), ac eft hé (the guest ) sceolde beón ofslegen, Bt. 16, 2; Fox 52, 32. Tó fela manna is ðe þurh hiwunge eal óðer specaþ, óþer hý þencaþ . . . and swá geráde mánswican on ða wísan swǽslíce swiciaþ (deceive under an appearance of friendliness . v. swǽslǽcan, swǽsness), Wulfst. 55, 6. Swǽslíce swicole deceiving with fair words , 79, 4: 82, 2. [O. Sax. swáslíko friendlily : O. H. Ger. swáslíhho familiariter.]
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