wirs
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
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wirs
cpve.: wirrest, wirst; spve. ; adv. Worse, worst, 1. in reference to moral ill Wyrs déð se ðe lýhð, Salm. Kmbl. 364; Sal. 181. Ðonne hié wénen ðæt hié hæbben betst gedón, ðæt wé him ðonne secgen ðæt hié hæbben wierst (wyrst, Cott. MSS.) gedón cum ea, quae bene egisse se credant, male acta monstramus, Past. 32; Swt. 209, 17. 2. marking an inferior degree of what is desirable or proper Ðæt hié wiers ne dón ðonne him man bebeóde ne minus, quae jubentur, impleant, Past. 28; Swt. 189, 18. Ðý læs hira lufu áslacige, and hé him ðe wirs lícige, Past. 19; Swt. 143, 10. Se æfterra anweald git wyrs lícode ðonne se ǽrra, Bt. 16, 2; Fox 50, 13. Ic mín fulluht wyrs geheóld ðonne icbehéte, L. Edg. C. 9; Th. ii. 264, 8: L. Ath. iv. proem.; Th. i. 220, 2. Hé ðý wyrs meahte þolian ða þráge, Met. 1, 76. Se arcebiscop wénde ðæt hit sum óðer mann ábiddan wolde, ðe hé his wyrs trúwude and úðe, Chr. 1043; Erl. 169, 28. Oft hit gesǽleþ dæt his ǽhta weorþaþ on ðæs onwealde, ðe hé ǽr on his lífe wyrrest úþe, Blickl. Homl. 195, 4. 3. marking unfavourable condition, a higher degree of what is unpleasant or improper Ðý læs him ðý wirs (wiers, Cott. MSS.) sié, gif hié ða trumnesse ðære Godes giefe him tó unnyte gehweorfaþ, Past. 36; Swt. 247, 7. Hí wyrs geférdan (geférdon máran hearm and yfel, v. ll. ), ðonne hí ǽfre wéndan, Chr. 994; Th. i. 241, col. 2. Eów wyrs gelomp, Exon. Th. 142, 1; Gú. 637. Ne wæs hyra ǽnigum ðý wyrs, ne síde ðý sárra, 394, 19; Rä. 14, 5. Hé bið on ðæt wynstre weorud wyrs gesceáden ðonne hé on ða swíþran hond swícan móte he will be assigned to the host on the left hand by a sentence too stern to allow him to pass to the right hand, 449, 23; Dóm. 75. Hit ðé wyrs ne mæg hreówan ðonne hit mé déð you cannot repent it more bitterly than I do, Cd. Th. 51, 12; Gen. 825. Heora weóldan ða him wyrrest ǽr on feóndscipe gestódon, Ps. Th. 105, 30. Wyrst, Met. 24, 60. [Goth. wairs: O. Sax. wirs: O. H. Ger. wirs: Icel. verr; cpve.; verst; spve.]
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