weorþ-full
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Wordclass: Adjective
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weorþ-full
adj. I. having worth, worthy, honourable, glorious, excellent Beó preóst, swá his háde gebyraþ, wís and weorðfull, L. Edg. C. 58; Th. ii. 256, 17. Búton gé ondrédon Drihtnes wurðfullan naman nisi timueris nomen ejus gloriosum, Deut. 28, 58. Wurþfulle gegedriende honesta colligentes, Anglia xiii. 368, 46. Wurðfulleste praestantissimus, dignissimus, sublimissimus, Hpt. Gl. 463, 44. Hé manna wæs wígend weorðfullost, Beo. Th. 6189; B. 3099. II. having honour with others, held in honour, honoured, esteemed, prized, dear Se bið on eallum þingum wurþfull (cf. weorþ mannum, 162, 1), Lchdm. iii. 158, 3. Ða hálgan weras, ðe góde weorc beeodon, hí wurðfulle wǽron on ðissere worulde, Ælfc. T. Grn. 1, 9. Ðe læs sum weorðfulra (wurð-, v. l.) sig yn gelaðod fram hym ne honoratior te sit inuitatus ab eo, Lk. Skt. 14, 8. II a. with dat. of person to whom another seems honourable :-- Daniel wunude on Chaldéa wurðfull ðám ciningum, Ælfc. T. Grn. 9, 43. His welwillende mód, and Gode swíðe wurðful, Homl. Skt. ii. 30, 20. III. having honours, worshipful, noble, illustrious, magnificent Án woruldcynincg . . . ne mæg beón wurðful cynincg, búton hé hæbbe ða geþincðe ðe him gebyriaþ, Homl. Skt. i. pref. , 60. Se cyng Willelm wæs swíðe wís man and swíðe ríce, and wurðfulre and strengere ðonne ǽnig his foregengra wǽre . . . Hé wæs swýðe wurðful; þriwa hé bær his cynehelm ǽlce geáre, Chr. 1086; Erl. 221, 14-27. IV. worthy, suitable, fitting Beón wurðful wunung ðæs Hálgan Gástes, Homl. Th. ii. 600, 17. Munecas hé gestaþolode tó weorþfulre þénunge Hǽlendes Cristes, Lchdm. iii. 440, 13. [Helyas wass an wurrþfull prophete, Orm. 5195. His wundri werkes and wurðful, Kath. 1017. 3et he is wurþful and aht man, O. and N. 1481. Of prede þe dyeul begyleþ þe riche and þe wyse and þe hardi and þe worþuolle, Ayenb. 16. 33.]
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