gíme-leás
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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gíme-leás
adj. I. that does not take care or trouble, careless, negligent Wé wénað mænige gímeleúse menn ne réccean hú heora yrfe fare, Ll. Th. i. 238, 5. Útádrǽfdum gýmeleásra preósta fýlþum ejectis negle-gentium clericorum spurcitiis, Angl. xiii. 366, 16. I a. negligent in spiritual matters, in discharge of duty, &c. — Gif hwylc bróðor beó gemét swá gýmeleás (-lés, v. l., gímeleás neglegens , R. Ben. I. 83, 16), þæt hé nelle hálige béc smeágan, R. Ben. 75, 3. Críst sylfa cwæþ hé nelle gehýran þæs gímeleásan mannes gebedrǽdene, Bl. H. 57, 4. Ðǽm unbealdum is tó cýðanne hú giémeleáse hié bióð ðonne hié hié selfe to suíðe forsióð inconstantibus intimandum est, quod valde se despicientes negligunt , Past. 305, 16. Þá hálgan weras . . . heora gemynd þurhwunað . . . þá gímeleásan men þe heora líf ádrugon on ealre ídelnisse, heora gemynd is forgiten, Ælfc. T. Grn. I. 12. Sume ic funde bútan Godes tácne gýmeleúse ungebletsade, Jul. 491. Seó gehýrnes ne bið nyt on þǽm un-gelýfdum monnum and on þǽm gýmeleásum, Bl. H. 55, 32. Yfellibbendum and gímeleásum (neglegentibus), R. Ben. I. 118, 10. ¶ with gen., careless of :-- Swá bið ðæt mód slǽpende gewundad swá hit ne gefrét, ðonne hit bið tó gímeleás his ágenra þearfa mens a cura suae sollicitudinis verberatur et non dolet , Past. 431, 19. II. that is not cared for, that is not guarded. 1. of a person, without protection Hí cweðað, wuton cunnian hwænne bine God léte swá swá gýmeleásne dicentes, Deus dereliqnit eum , Ps. Th. 70, 10. 2. of cattle, stray, untended, un-watched Gif þé hecuje óðres giémeleás fioh on hand si occurreris bovi inimici tui aut asino erranti (Ex. 23, 4), Ll. Th. i. 54, 9. Wé nellen nán gýmeleás yrfe forgyldan nolumus aliqnod pecus incnstoditum et per inobseruantiam perditum reddere , 238, 10. III. incurable. Cf. gíman ; I. 2 a Géme[me]leáse incurabiles , Mt. p. 18, 5.
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