til
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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til
adj. I. good at anything, apt, capable, competent Hé wæs selfa til, heóld á ríce éðeldreámas, Cd. Th. 97, 2 ; Gen. 1606 : Beo. Th. 122; B. 61. Til sceal on éðle dómes wyrcean, Menol. Fox 500; Gn. C. 20. Sum biþ beórhyrde gód, sum biþ bylda til hám tó habbanne, Exon. Th. 297, 29; Crä. 75. Till, Beo. Th. 5436; B. 2721. Hié wǽron an wíg gearwe . . . efne swylce mǽla swylce hira mandryhtne þearf gesǽlde ; wæs seó þeód tilu, 2505; B. 1250. Wǽron men tile, Cd. Th. 99, 11; Gen. 1644. Dióre gecépte drihten Créca Tróia burh tilum gesíðum, Met. 26, 20. [Cf. Goth. manna gatils (εὔθετος, aptus) in thiudangardja Guths a man fit for the kingdom of God, Lk. 9, 62.] II. good for anything, that serves a purpose, beneficial, serviceable, convenient, opportune His mildheortnyss is til mancynne, Ps. Th. 116, 2. Ys mín (a town's) innað til, wombhord wlitig, Exon. Th. 399, 11; Rä. 18, 9. Ne wæs ðæt gewrixle til, ðæt hié on bá healfa bicgan scoldon freónda feorum, Beo. Th. 2613; B. 1304. Áhte ic folgað tilne (a service that benefited me ), Exon. Th. 379, 25; Deór. 38. Ðú mé þeódscipe lǽr ðínne tilne bonitatem et disciplinam doce me, Ps. Th. 118, 66. Gebiddaþ ealle hálige tó ðé on tilne tíman (in tempore opportuno), 31, 7. [Cf. Goth. dags gatils (εὔκαιρος, opportunus) a convenient day, Mk. 6, 21. Ei bigéteina til du wrðhjan ina, Lk. 6, 7.] III. good, kind, gentle [cf. till = tame in Pegge's Kenticisms, E. D. S. Pub. Reprinted Gloss. C. 3] Til mon tiles and tomes meares a kind man is mindful of a gentle and tame horse, Exon. Th. 342, 12; Gn. Ex. 142. Him ðæs lean ágeaf Metend gumcystum til (liberally kind ), Cd. Th. 108, 23; Gen. 1810. IV. good, excellent, a. of moral good Til biþ se ðe his treówe gehealdeþ, Exon. Th. 293, 6; Wand. 112. Til sceal mid tilum the good shall be associated with the good, 334, 28 ; Gn. Ex. 23. Ðæt hió ðære cwene oncweðan meahton swá tiles swá tráges, swá hió him tó sóhte, Elen. Kmbl. 649; El. 325. Tile and yfle the good and the evil (at the day of judgment), Cd. Th. 303, 10; Sat. 610. (devils) duguðe beswícaþ and on teosu tyhtaþ tilra dǽda, Exon. Th. 362, 10; Wal. 34. Habbaþ freónda ðý má sóþra and gódra, tilra and getreówra, 409, 2; Ra. 27, 23. b. of physical excellence Toscean teolum húsum on, cyninga cofum, eardedan, Ps. Th. 104, 26. V. til is found in proper names, see for examples Txts. 497. [Cf. O. H. Ger. zil: Ger. ziel aim, purpose.] v. tela, and next word
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