wil-sum
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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wil-sum
adj. I. desirable, pleasant Ðam bið gæst Godes âgen bearn, wilsum in worlde, Exon. Th. 318, 11; Mod. 81. Eorðan wilsume terram desiderabilem , Ps. Surt. 105, 24. Ðæt willsume weorc onginnan desideratum opus inire , Bd. 5, 11; S. 625, 33. Wilsum desiderabilia , Ps. Surt. 18, 11. Of ðám wilsuman wyllgespryngum from the pleasant well-springs , Exon. Th. 205, 7 ; Ph. 109. II. willing, voluntary, spontaneous Wilsumne regn pluviam voluntariam, Ps. Th. Spl. 67, 10 : Blickl. Gl. Ðone wilsuman spontaneum , Wrt. Voc. ii. 32, 65. Him (a child whose father is dead) man an his fæderingmágum wilsumne (willing, ready to undertake the guardianship; or under I (?), desirable, suitable, sufficient) berigean geselle his feoh tó healdenne, L. H. E. 6; Th. i. 30, 5. Mid selfwillum ł wilsumum ultroneis, voluntariis , Hpt. Gl. 435, 64. Wilsum múðes mínes voluntaria oris mei , Ps. Surt. 118, 108. III. devout, devoted Gode se willsuma wer vir Deo devotus , Bd. 4, 11; S. 579, 5. Gode seó willsume fǽmhe, 4, 26 ; S. 603, 5. Gode willsumra wífmonna láreów, 4, 6; S. 574, 16: 4, 19; S. 588, 2. Hé sylfa wæs se wilsumesta (devolissimus ) lǽstend, 5, 22 ; S. 644, 4. v. ge-, un-wilsum.
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