sýfre
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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sýfre
adj. Sober, not giving way to appetite or passion, pure, temperate, circumspect Sýfre (sýfer, Wrt., but see Anglia viii. 451) abstinens, Wrt. Voc. i. 51, 8. Gif ðú drincst wín gemetlíce, sýfre (sobrius ) ðú byst, Scint. 105, 17. Se mynstres hordere sí wís sýfre and ná oferettol cellerarius monasterii sit sapiens, sobrius, non multum edax, R. Ben. 54, 8. Sig se abbod clǽne and sýfre and mildheort oportet eum esse castum, sobrium, misericordem, 118, 26. Sidefull man . . . gesceádwís and sýfre, Homl. Th. i. 596, 32. Fæste ðæt mód sýfre jejunet ut mens sobria, Hymn. Surt. 63, 3. Séfre, 2, 32: 27, 17. Mid sýfrum andgyte, Homl. Skt. ii. 23 b, 78. Swá swá Petrus cwæð: 'Beóþ sýfre and wacole' be sober, be vigilant (1 Pet. 5, 8), Homl. Th. ii. 448, 8. Clǽne and rihte and séfre castique recti ac sobrii, Hymn. Surt. 19, 5. Ða clǽnheortan . . . ða ðe heora líchaman geclǽnsiaþ mid sýfrum þeáwum, Homl. Skt. ii. 23 b, 43. Clǽnust and sýfrust (sincera ) gebedes átihtincg, Scint. 35, 14. [O. Sax. súbri: O. H. Ger. súbar, súbiri mundus: Ger. sauber: Du. zuiver clean, neat.] v. un-sýfre.
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