cyrten
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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cyrten
adj. Add:I. comely in person Se seofoða heáfodleahter is geháten ídel wuldor . . . þonne se man gewilnað þæt hé sý cyrten, and nele foresceáwian þæt úre líchaman beóð áwende tó duste, Hml. Th. ii. 220, 29. Heó (Esther ) wæs on wæstme cyrten, Hml. A. 95, 99. Þá geceás man þá twégen cnihtas, for þám þe hí wǽron cáflice and cyrtene, Hml. S. 30, 300. II. as a complimentary epithet (cf. later use of fair) Wé willað heora geréna kyrtenum (cf. lá, árwurðan preóstas, 330, 2: 314, 12: wite þú, geráda preóst, 330, 17: wynsume preóstas, 329, 19: wynsume bóceras, 313, 37) preóstum gecýðan, Angl. viii. 326, 2.
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