fyrmest
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
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fyrmest
adv. Add:I. of position Wæs feorhbealu fǽgum, sé þe fyrmest læg, B. 2077. Hé on þám folce fyrmest eóde, By. 323. I a. where position marks importance :-- Híí II. of rank Þá þe under Alexandre fyrmest wǽron, Ors. 3, 11; S. 142, 18. III. marking highest degree of excellence, completeness Hú hé Gode fyrmest gecwéman mæge how he may best please God, Wlfst. 280, 18. Hú ic Crístendóm ǽfre mihte fyrmest árǽran, Ll. Lbmn. 269, 12. ¶ swá (forþ, mycel) swá . . . fyrmest as (far, much) as . . . ever possible :-- Swá swá ic fyrmæst mæg quantum possum, Solil. H. 53, 21. Swá swá hé bútan synne fyrmest mæge in quantum sine peccato valet, Past. 451, 24. Swá micel swá wé hit fyrmest witon to the best of our knowledge; in quantum cognitioni hominis conceditur, Ors. 1, 1; S. 14, 28. Hæfþ hé his sceoppendes onlícnesse swá forþ swá ǽnegu gesceaft fyrmest mæg hiere sceppendes onlícnesse habban he hath his Creator's image as far as any creature can possibly have its Creator's image, Bt. 14, 2; F. 44, 28. his grið stande swá forð swá hit fyrmest stód on his yldrena dagum (as well as ever it stood in his ancestor's days ), Ll. Th. i. 292, 3. Eal ic him gelǽste, swá forð swá uncre wordgecwydu fyrmest wǽron I have carried out our agreement in every particular, 182, 12. Man sealde Godwine his eorldóm swá full and swá forð swá hé fyrmest áhte they gave Godwin his earldom with all the rights and powers that he had ever possessed, Chr. 1052; P. 180, 30.
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