ge-sǽlig
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Add:I. happening by chance, fortuitous Mid gesǽligum gelimpum fortuitis casibus, An. Ox. 4185. II. happy, favoured by lot, position, or other external circumstance, fortunate hwon sceoldan míne friend seggan þæt ic gesǽlig mon wǽre ? Hú mæg sé beón gesǽlig se þe on ðám gesǽlþum ðurhwunian ne mót ? quid me felicem jactastis amici, Bt. 2 ; F. 4, 14. Hú gesǽlig seó forme eld wæs felix nimium prior aetas, 15 ; F. 48, 2. Se singala ege ne lǽt nónne mon gesǽlinne (felicem) beón ... Ic wundrige hwí men , , . wénen te þis andwearde líf mæge þone monnan dón gesǽligne . . . , þonne hit hine ne mæg æfter þýs lífe earmne gedón, II. , 2; S. 26, 6-17: 14, 1 ; F. 42, 21. Dón swá gesǽligne hé nánes þinges máran ne þyrfe, 26, i; S. 58, 17. Sume hé bereáfaþ hiora welan (weal; quosdam remordet) swíþe hraþe þæs ðe hí ǽrest gesǽlige weorþaþ, 39, II ; F. 218, 22. Gesǽlie, 5, 13; S. 13, 21: 36, 2; S. 104. Gesǽlige hí (the Innocents) wurdon geborene þæt hí móston for his intingan deáð þrowian, Hml. Th. i. 84, 1. Gif nú hwá cwiþ sé seó gesǽlig, sé ðe his woruldlustum fulgǽþ, hwí nyle hé cweþan eác ðá nýtenu seón gesǽlige (-sǽlegu , v. l. beatae), Bt. 31, I; F. 112, 6. Þá yfelan bióþ micle gesǽligran ðe on ðisse worulde habbaþ micelre weán feliciores esse improbas supplicia luentes, 38, 3; F. 200, 2. Getǽc mé sumne mann þára þe ðé gesǽlegost þince, ii. I ; F. 32, 16 : 20; S. 48, 12; 26, I; S. 58, 26. Se gesǽlgesta, 8 ; S. 24, 26. Þone ealra gesǽlgostan mon her on worulde, 11, I ; S. 24, 25. II a. having a fortune, wealthy Hé gewát ǽhte lǽdan . . . golde and seolfre swídfeorm and gesǽlig, Gen. 1770. II b. favoured in respect to mental or moral endowments, happy in disposition, &c :-- Ðæt hé sié se gesǽlgosta on eallum cræftum ofer ealle óðre men quasi prae ceteris praepollens, Past. 463, 13. III. happy in respect to moral or spiritual well-being, blessed Sé þe gód biþ, sé biþ gesǽlig, and sé ðe gesǽlig biþ, sé biþ eádig, Bt. 36, 6 ; F. 182, 12 : Bl. H. 101, 5. Nóe wæs gód, nergende leóf, swíðe gesǽlig, Gen. 1286. Se feónd and se freónd . . . synnig and gesǽlig, El. 956. Ðú miht ongitan ǽlc gód man biþ eádig, and ealle gesǽlige men beóþ Godas bonos omnes, eo ipso quod boni snnt, fieri beatos liqnet; sed qui beati sunt, dees esse convenit, Bt. 37, 2 ; F. 190, 6. III a. of the happiness of heaven :-- Inn Mid his halgum on ðám écan édle wé syððan gesǽlige ríxiað, ǽlces yfeles orsorge. Hml. Th. ii. 22a, 26. IV. happy, characterized by good fortune, favourable, propitious Gesǽlig wæs heora ácennednys, for ðan ðe hí gemétton þæt éce líf on instæpe þæs and-weardes lífes, Hml. Th. i. 84, 6. Gesǽlige synde[r]gife felix priuilegium, An. Ox. 2588. Gesǽligum (propter) secunrtos (eventus), 4549. Ge-sǽligum edhwyrftum felici reditu, Wrt. Voc. ii. 148, 30. v. un-gesǽlig, weorold-gesǽlig.
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