wén-líc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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wén-líc
adj. I. fair, handsome, comely: — Stranglíc on wæstme and wénlíc on nebbe, Ælfc. T. Grn. 16, 41. Heó wæs swíðe wlitig and wénlíces híwes erat eleganti aspectu nimis, Homl. Ass. 108, 205. II. the word glosses conveniens in the following passages Ne wæs woenlíc (þæslíc (q v.), W. S.) gecýðnisse hiora non erat conveniens testimonium illorum, Mk. Skt. Lind. 14, 59. Woenlíca (weonlíce, Rush.) gecýðnise conuenientia testimonia, 14, 56. [Swo wane iturnd þat folc of ateliche to wenliche ita facta est Niniue speciosa que prius turpis existebat, O. E. Homl. ii. 83, 9. Hwu hie mai hire seluen wenlukest makien, 29, 12. Þe mon þe on his ȝouhþe ȝeorne leorneþ wit and wisdom, he may beon on elde wenliche lorþeu, Misc. 108, 105, O. Sax. wán-lík fair: Icel. væn-ligr hopeful, promising, fine. ] v. un-wénlíc.
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