un-biþirfe
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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un-biþirfe
adj. Useless, vain, unprofitable Ðú hafast unbiþyrfe ofer witena dóm wísan gefongen you have taken an unprofitable course contrary to the judgement of wise men, Exon. Th. 248, 18; Jul. 97. Ða (false gods ) sind geásne góda gehwylces, ídle, orfeorme, unbiþyrfe, ne ðǽr freme méteþ fira ǽnig, 255, 21; Jul. 217. [O. Sax. un-bitherƀi: O. H. Ger. un-biderbi inutilis, vanus, inanis.]
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