wrǽt-líc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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wrǽt-líc
adj. I. wondrous, curious Grendles heáfod and ðære idese mid, wliteseón wrǽílíc. Beo. Th. 3304; B. 1650. Stefn cwom þurh heardne [stán] . . . . wrǽtlíc þúhte stánes ongin, Andr. Kmbl. 1480; An. 741. Ic eom wrǽtlíc wiht, on gewin sceapen, Exon. Th. 405, 14; Rä. 24, 2 : 483, ii ; Rä. 69, Wiht wrǽtlícu, 415, 23; Rä. 34, 2. Mé ðæt þúhte wrǽtlícu wyrd, 432, 6; Rä. 48, 2. Wrǽtlíc mé þinceþ, hú seó wiht mæge wordum lácan þurh fót neoþan, 414, 11; Rä. 32, 18. Ðæt is wrǽtlíc þing tó gesecganne, 421, 27; Rä. 40, 24. Wrǽtlícne wyrm, Beo. Th. 1786; B. 891. Wrǽtlíce gecynd wildra, Exon. Th. 356, 9; Pa. 9. Ða wrǽtlícan wiht, Salm. Kmbl. 505 ; Sal. 253. Se mé on flíteþ wordum wrǽtlícum, Andr. Kmbl. 2401; An. 1202, Ic seah wrǽtlíce wuhte feówer. Exon. Th. 434, 15; Rä. 52, l : 429, 8; Rä. 43, l. Hé hafaþ óþre gecynd wrǽtlícran, 363, 8 ; Pa. 50. II. of wondrous excellence, beautiful, noble, excellent, elegant: — Ceastra . . . orðanc enta geweorc, . . . wrǽtlíc wealistána geweorc, Menol. Fox 465 ; Gn. C. 3: Exon. Th. 476, l ; Ruin. l. Wrǽtlíc is see womb neoþan, wundrum fæger, scír and scýne, 219, 14; Ph. 307: 356, 29; Pa. 19. Heofoncyninges stefn wrǽtlíc, Andr. Kmbl. 185 ; An. 93. Syndon ða foreweallas fægre gestépte, wrǽtlícu wǽgfaru, Cd. Th. 196, 27 ; Exod. 298. Ðæs wrǽtlícan hringes, Exon. Th. 441, 12 ; Rä. 60, 17. Healsbeáh, . . . wrǽtlícne wundormáþðum, Beo. Th. 4352 ; B. 2173. Wrǽtlíc wigsweord, 2982; B. 1489: 4668; B. 2339: Exon. Th. 437, 5; Rä. 56, 3. Wundrum wrǽtlíce wyllan, 202, l; Ph. 63. Wrǽtlíc weorc smiþa, 408, 18 ; Rä. 27, 14. Wordum wrǽtlícuni, . . . beorhtanreorde, 32, 7; Cri. 509: Andr. Kmbl. 1259 ; An. 630. Wrǽtlícra, ǽnlícra and fægerra, Exon. Th. 357, 12; Pa. 27. Heó wæs on sangum wrǽtlícre, ðonne heora ǽnig ǽr wǽre, Homl. Ass. 127, 365.
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