þearf-líc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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þearf-líc
adj. I. necessary Lá hú þearflíc hit is quanto magis, Hpt. Gl. 454, 6. Néd ł ðarflíc is necesse esse, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 18, 7. Ðarflíc ł néd is necessarium est, p. 13, 1. II. useful, profitable, v. þearf, V Behóflíc ł ðarflíc utile, Mt. Kmbl. p. 13, 6. Hér is hálwendlíc lár and ðearflíc lǽwedum mannum, Wulfst. 134, 9. Ðæt is þearflíc gewuna, 104; 17: 108, 19: L. Ath. v. 8, 9; Th. i. 238, 18. On gódum lǽce biþ gelang þearflíc broces bót, L. Pen. 9; Th. ii. 280, 13. Ðæt him ðearflíc nǽre, ðæt hé ðǽs hálgan hǽse forhule his hláforde that it would not be well for him to conceal the saint's bidding from his lord, Homl. Skt. i. 21, 80. On gódan þeáwan and on þearflícan dǽdan, Wulfst. 121, 2. Sélre ús is and ðearflícre, ðæt wé úre gyltas andetton, 136, 1. Ðarflícro (ðaroflícra, Rush.) is utilius est, Lk. Skt. Lind. 17, 2. Swá swá him þincæ ðæt mǽ þearfliicustþ sí, Chart. Th. 554, 36. [Icel. þarf-ligr useful.] v. beþearf-líc, nídþearf-líc.
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