fela-sprǽce
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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fela-sprǽce
adj. Speaking much, loquacious, using many words with intent to deceive Felospraeci, feluspréci trifulus, trufulus , Txts. 102, 1009. Huelc wíte wéne wé ðæt se felasprǽcea (-sprǽca, v. l.) scyle habban ðe simle on ofersprǽce syngað pensemus quae poena multiloquium maneat, in quo etiam per noxia verba peccatur , Past. 281, 14. On óðre wísan mon sceal manian ðá bilwitan (simplices), on óðre ðá felasprǽcan (impuri; cf. ðá lytegan, 237, 6), 175, 21. [O. H. Ger. filu-spráhhi procax, verbosus, linguosus. Cf. Icel. fjöl-málugr tattling ; fjöl-mæli tattle, slander.]
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