gífre
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gífre
AddÐá gífran avida. Wrt. Voc. ii. i. 4. I. greedy of food. 1. of persons Gífre ambro , Wrt. Voc. ii. 96, 49. Gífre, grǽdig consumptor, i. devorator, gluto, 134, I. Etol, gífre edax, i. vorax, vorator , 142, 29. Ðá gífran gulae dediti, Past. 308, 15. (l a) as an epithet of the mouth, lips, &c. :-- Smǽrum gífrum (grífrum, MS.) buccis ambronibus, i. cupidis ł auidis , An. Ox. 698. Gífrum, 5, 19, (l b) of an action or quality displaying greediness :-- Mid gíferre gulosa (fraude , Ald. 204, 31), Wrt. Voc. ii. 40, 29. 2. of animals Swá swá fleógende fugel, ðonne hé gífre (avidus ) bið, hé gesihð ðæt ǽs, and ðonne for ðǽm luste ðæs metes hé forgiet ðæt grín, Past. 331, 17. Ðæs gífran dopfugeles voracis mer[g]ule , Wrt. Voc. ii. 76, 6. Þé sculon moldwyrrnas ceówan . . . swearte wihta gífre and grǽdige, Seel. 74. (2 a) of a quality :-- Of gífre frecinesse gulosa ingluvie , An. Ox. 4, 37. II. of destructive things, devouring flame, &c. Þeáh gé mínne flǽschoman forgrípen gífran lége, Gú. 346. Rícels gífre gléda bærnað, Ps. Th. 140, 2. III. greedy of prey or booty, rapacious, ravenous. 1. of a person Ne bið nán heretoga swá gífre on fræmdra manna yrfe swá se unrihtwísa déma byþ on his hýremanna, Ll. Lbmn. 475, 18. His (Grendel's ) módor gífre and galgmód gegán wolde sorhfulne síð, B. 1277. Gífrum deófle, Sal. 145. Hí (the fallen angels' ) gedúfan sceoldun in þone deópan wælm . . . grédige and gífre, Sat. 32. (l a) of feeling or action Wé þurh gífre mód beswican ús sylfe, Hö. 95. Deáð hine rǽseð on gífrum grápum, Gú. 969. 2. of a place that receives many victims Helle grǽdige and gífre, Gen. 793. IV. greedy of money, covetous Gífre bið sé þám golde onféhð, Gn. Ex. 70. V. in a good sense, eagerly desirous for (gen. ) Ic wolde ymbe þone lǽcedóm þára ðínra lára hwéne máre gehýran , . . Ic heora eom swíþe gífre ǽgþer ge tó gehérenne ge eác tó gehealdanne remedia . . . audiendi avidus vehementer efflagito , Bt. 22, I; F. 76, 20. v. feoh-gífre, heoru-gífre, ofer-gífre, orleg-gífre, wæl-gífre.
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