wís-fæst
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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wís-fæst
adj. I. wise, discreet, judicious, 1. of persons Hió grétte Geáta leód, Gode þancode, wísfæst wordum, Beo. Th. 1256; B. 616. Wísfæstne wer, wordes gleáwne, Andr. Kmbl. 3294; An. 1650. Is nú þearf micel, ðæt wé wísfæstra wordum hýran, 2335; An. 1169. 2. of things Ðæt heó his wísfæst word efnan ut faciant mandata ejus , Ps. Th. 102, 17. II. wise, having knowledge or skill. learned Esaias, wísfæst wítga, Exon. Th. 19, 25; Cri. 306. Ðis ys se dæg, ðe hine Drihten ús wísfæst geworhte, Ps. Th. 117, 22: Menol. Fox 122; Men. 61. Micel is tó hycganne wísfæstum menn, hwæt seó wiht sý, Exon. Th. 411, 15; Rä. 29, 13. Swá wítgan wísfæste sægdon, 5, 3; Cri. 64. Sume bóceras weorþaþ wísfæste, 331, 22; Vy. 72. Ðæs ðe wísfæste weras on gewritum cýþan, 356, 19 ; Pa. 14 : Elen. Kmbl. 627 ; El. 314. Ðæt is tó geþencanne wísfæstum werum, hwæt seó wiht sý, Exon. Th. 429, 5; Rä. 42, 9. II a. intelligent, rational (?) :-- Hé wile on dómes dæg on ðysne middangeard cuman, and hé wile eallum wísfæstum gesceaftum écn[e] dóm gesetton (he will pass an eternal sentence on all intelligent creatures ), Blickl. Homl. 121, 20. v. next word.
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