un-sǽlig
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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un-sǽlig
adj. I. of persons, unhappy, unblest, miserable as being evil Deófol sǽwð unwísdóm, ðæt unsǽlig man wísdómes ne gýmeþ, Wulfst. 52, 27. Ðú miltsige mé (a devil ), ðæt unsǽlig (ic) ne forweorþe, Exon. Th. 269, 14; Jul. 450. Hí (the good) fore góddǽdum blissiaþ, ða hý (the wicked ) unsǽlge ǽr forhogdun tó dónne, 79, 9; Cri. 1288. Hæleð unsǽlige (the unbelieving Jews ), Andr. Kmbl. 1122; An. 561. II. of things, unhappy, bringing misery Æppel unsǽlga (cf. Milton: the fruit whose mortal taste brought death into the world, and all our woe), Cd. Th. 40, 10; Gen. 637. [Þe unseli Semei, A. R. 174, 1. Hwa se is swa unseli, þat he þis soð schunie, Kath. 1793. Unnseliȝ mann amm ic wurrþenn, Orm. 4812. Ðat folc unseli (the people of Sodom), Gen. and Ex. 1073. Unsely wrecche, Chauc. second N. P. T. 468. O. H. Ger. un-sálig infelix.] v. un-gesǽlig.
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