weorold-wís
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Wordclass: Adjective
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weorold-wís
adj. I. worldly wise, having knowledge of the ways of the world On óðre wísan mon sceal manian ða woroldwísan (cf. ða ðe ðisse worulde lotwrenceas cunnon and ða lufigeaþ, 30 ; Swt. 203, 5), on óðre ða dysegan aliter hujus mundi sapientes admonendi sunt, aliter hebetes, Past. 23; Swt. 175, 16. Ðonne hé gesyhð ða welegan and ða weoruldwísan sweltan cum viderit sapientem morientem, Ps. Th. 48, 8. II. having secular knowledge, learned Ðone hys yldran be*-*fæston on hys cnyhtháde sumum woruldwýsan men, ðæt hé æt ðam leornode ða seofon cræftas, Shrn. 152, 11. Héton woroldwíse menn wordsáwere ðone æðelan láreów Paulus ab hujus mundi sapientibus praedicator egregius seminiverbius est vocatus, Past. 15 ; Swt. 97, 4. [Þe king sende æfter witien, æfter worldwise monne, ða wisdom cuðen, Laym. 15496. O. H. Ger. weralt-wís mundi sapiens, gymnosophista, maleficus.]
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