un-gesǽlig
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Wordclass: Adjective
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un-gesǽlig
adj. Unhappy, unfortunate Ungesǽlig infelix, Wrt. Voc. i. 74, 30. Ðæs ungesǽligan infausti, ii. 47, 56. I. of persons, unhappy, a. suffering, misfortune, calamity, etc. Ne meht ðú cweðan ðæt ðú earm sé and ungesǽlig (te existimari miserum ), Bt. 8; Fox 24, 23. Ðæt is seó mǽste unsǽld ðæt mon ǽrest weorþe gesǽlig and æfter ðam ungesǽlig in omni adversitate fortunae infelicissimum genus est infortunii, fuisse felicem, 10; Fox 26, 31. Gif ðú gesihst hwylcne swíþe ungesǽligne mon and ongitst ðeáh hwæthwegu gódes on him, hwæþer hé sié swá ungesǽlig swá se ðe nánwuht gódes næfþ ... ac hú þyncþ ðé be ðam ðe nánwuht gódes næfþ, gif hé hæfþ sumne eácan yfeles; se ðú wilt secgan sié ungesǽligra ðonne se óðer si miseriae cujuspiam bonum aliquid addatur, nonne felicior est eo, cujus pura ac solitaria sine cujusquam boni admissione miseria est? ... Quid si eidem misero, qui cunctis careat bonis, praeter ea, quibus miser est, malum aliud fuerit annexum, nonne multo infelicior eo censendus est, cujus infortunium boni participatione relevatur? 38, 3; Fox 200, 14-20. Sedechias se ungesǽliga kining, ðe man gelǽdde on bendum tó Babiloniam birig, Ælfc. T. Grn. 8, 11. Ða unþeáwas nǽfre ne bióþ unwítnode ... ða yfelan bióþ simle ungesǽlige, Bt. 36, 1; Fox 172, 26: Met. 27, 18. Ungesǽlge, Exon. Th. 75, 4; Cri. 1216. Wá lá wá ðæt ða ungesǽligan menn ne magon gebídon hwonne hé (death ) him tó cume, Bt. 39, 1; Fox 212, 1. Ára mé, ungesǽligost ealra wífa, Blickl. Homl. 89, 22. b. suffering want of moral good Deófol sǽwð unwísdóm and gedéð þurh ðæt, ðæt ungesǽlig man wísdómes ne gýmeþ, Wulfst. 52, 27 note. Se ungesǽliga gýtsere wile máre habban ðonne him genihtsumaþ, ðonne hé furðon orsorh ne brícð his genihtsumnysse, Homl. Th. i. 64, 33. Hié beóð suíðe ungesǽlige ðonne hié yfeliaþ for ðæm ðe óðre menn gódigaþ ... Hwá mæg beón ungesǽligra quantae infelicitatis sint, qui melioratione proximi deteriores fiunt ... Quid istis infelicius? Past. 34; Swt. 231, 18-22. Hí synt earmran and dysigran and ungesǽligran ðonne ic hit árecan mæge, 32, 3; Fox 118, 28: Met. 19, 42. c. causing unhappiness Ungesélig infelix (a son that bringeth reproach, Prov. 19, 26), Kent. Gl. 716. II. of things, a. unfortunate, calamitous Ðis ungesǽlige geár infaustus ille annus, Bd. 3, 1; S. 523, 32. b. unprofitable, evil Se ungesǽliga gewuna beláf of hǽðenra manna biggenge, Homl. Ass. 146, 47. Þreó árleása scylda wé gehýrdon-ungesǽlige mǽrsunge his (Herod's ) gebyrdtíde ... Wé ne móton úre gebyrdtíde tó nánum freólsdæge mid ídelum mǽrsungum áwendan, Homl. Th. i. 480, 34. [Laym. A. R. un-iseli.] v. un-sǽlig.
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