un-staþolfæst
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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un-staþolfæst
adj. I. unsettled, not remaining in one place, not stationary Ða twám and þrím dagum geond missenlícra monna húsum wuniaþ, ǽfre unstaþolfæste (numquam stabiles ) and woriende, R. Ben. 9, 23. II. unsettled, desirous of change Sum munuc wearð unstaðolfæst on his mynstre, and gewilnode ðæt hé móste of ðam munuclífe, Homl. Th. ii. 176, 14. III. not steadfast, unstable, not enduring, easily moved Unstaðolfest weorc opus instabile, Kent. Gl. 369. Hí nabbaþ wyrtruman on him ac beóð unstaðolfæste non habent radicem in se sed temporales sunt, Mk. Skt. 4, 17. Understaþolfæste (unstaþolfæste? cf. ðæt ungestæððige folc, Bt. 39, 3; Fox 216, 2) mobile vulgus, Met. 28, 69. IV. unsettled in mind, wavering Ðone unstaðolfæstan bróðor and ðone tweónigendan fratrem fluctuantem, R. Ben. 51, 3. [þe twafalde mon is unstaþelfest (inconstans) on alle his weies, O. E. Homl. i. 151, 29. Unstaðeluest bileaue, A. R. 208, 16.]
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