eáþe
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
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eáþe
adv. Add:I. of action, easily. 1. as being well within one's power Ðæt wé gedón, swǽ wé swíðe eáðe magon mid Godes fultume, ðætte . . ., Past. 7, 9. Þet hí mann eáðe befaran mihte, Chr. 1009; P. 138, 20. Eáðe beþencan, Wlfst. 165, 21: Gen. 48: Cri. 173: Mód. 9. Eáða ongeota cognosci, Mt. p. 16, 18. Eáðe gecnáwan, Met. 19, 31. Þæt hé ðe iéð mehte winnan wið Brutuse, Ors. 2, 3; S. 68, 14. Eáður facilius, Mt. L. 19, 24: Mk. L. R. 2, 9. Eáðor, éðor, 10, 25. (1 a) as being within proper limits :-- gewin mon eáðe mæg tó þǽm mǽstum gewinnum getellan bellum merito inter maxima bella referendum, Ors. 4, 11; S. 208, 5. 2. without discomfort or trouble, conveniently, readily, at ease Þú ofer aspide miht eáðe gangan and bealde nú basiliscan tredan super aspidem el basiliscum ambulabis, Ps. Th. 90, 13. Cumað æalle tó ánum hláforde, sume ǽð, sume unéð; náðer ne hí þeder gelíce eáðe cumað, ne hí þér gelíce eáðe ne beóð. Sume beóð on máran áre and on máran éðnesse þonne sume, Solil. H. 44, 10-13. Him þincð þæt hé mæge ǽð bútan faran þonne mid, 21, 22: 39, 18. Heó listum áléde láðne mannan, swá heó þæs unlǽdan eáðost mihte wel gewealdan, Jud. 102: 75. 3. without reluctance, willingly, readily swurd læg þǽr him ætforan and heora nán nolde náht eáðe hine sleán, Hml. S. 19, 106. Se deófol þe beswác ðone þeóf. . . nele náht eáðe on his ende geðafian hé þonne gecyrre . . . tó þám Hǽlende, 190. II. of event, easily, possibly, perhaps Swíþe eáþe mæg beón sume men þencan . . . very possibly some men may think . . ., Bl. H. 21, 17. Swá hit eáþe beón mæg se heáhengel of heofenum cumen wǽre, 197, 12. Gif huæt eáða (forte ) gemitte, Mk. L. R. 11, 13. ¶ Eáþe mæg, 1. perhaps, may be Eáða mæhte ł eáðæ mæge forte, Mt. L. 11, 23. Eáðe (ǽðe, R.) mæg forsitan, Jn. L. 8, 19: alioquin, Mt. L. 6, 1. 2. lest; ne forte Eáðe mæg ł ðý lǽs ne forte, Lk. L. 12, 58. Ðý lǽs ł eáðe mæg, Mt. L. 4, 6. Eáðe mæg, 25, 9. Eáða maeg, 13, 29. Eáða (-e, L.) mæge, Lk. R. 21, 34. Eóðe mæg, Mt. L. 27, 64. Eáðæ (eóðe, R.) mæge, Lk. L. 4, 11. Eóðe mæge (ǽðe mæg, R.), 14, 8. [O. Sax. óðo: O. H. Ger. un-ódo.] v. eáþ, íþ, íþost.
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