bile-wit
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
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bile-wit
Add: -wite, -witt, -witte, -wet, -hwit. I. generally in a good sense Biluit mansuetus, Mt. L. 21, 5. Bilwit simplex, Lk. L. 11, 34. Bilewite mitis, Ps. Spl. 85, 4. Bilwite (bylehwit later MS. ), Mt. 11, 29. Iacob wæs bilewitte (simplex ) man, Gen. 25, 27. Basilius se bylewitta (-wyta, v. l. ), Hml. S. 3, 100. Wé witum þé bilewitne (mansuetum ) wesan, Coll. M. 18, 22. Hlútre móde and bylewite (-hwite, v. l.) simplici ac pura mente, Bd. 4, 24; Sch. 491, 9. Sume ðe wǽron bylewyte and góde, Nic. 3, 25. Ðá bilwitan (bili-, 6, bile-, 7) simplices, Past. 237, 4. Þá bilewittan mansueti, Bl. Gl. Mid ðǽm bilwitum, Past. 243, 16. Bilehwitum simplicioribus, R. Ben. I. 13, 5. Moises wæs se bilewitusta (mitissimus ) mann, Num. 12, 3. II. in an unfavourable sense, plausible, affecting simplicity Ne trúwa ðú smyltum wedere, ne bilewitum men, Prov. K. 63. [v. N. E. D. bile-whit. O. L. Ger. bili-wit aequanimus. Cf. M. H. Ger. pil-wiz. v. Grmm. D. M. (trans.) ii. 472 sqq.]
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