grǽdig
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grǽdig
Add:I. having an excessive appetite for food, 1. of persons Consumptor, i. devorator gífre, grǽdig gluto, Wrt. Voc. ii. 134, 2. Grédge ambrones, 100, 12. Grǽdige gúðrincas (the cannibals ), An. 155. 2. of animals Geoguð myrwe grǽdig, Rä. 39, 2. Grǽdigre scelfre voracis mergulae, Hpt. Gl. 418, 69. Earn, grǽdigne gúðhafoc, Chr. 937; P. 109, 22. Moldwyrmas, gífre and grǽdige, Seel. 74. 3. of some part of the consumer which is connected with eating Tóþas grǽdige (to þas idge, MS.), Ph. 407. Mid grǽdigum lippum labris lurconibus, i. uorantibus, An. Ox. 700: Wrt. Voc. ii. 53, 51. Mid grǽdigum byrenre grimnysse ceáflum rabidis ursinę ferocitatis rictibus, i. faucibus, An. Ox. 1475. (3 a) figuratively :-- Grǽdigum múþes ceáflum ambronis (taken to be dat. pl.) orci, i. mortis faucibus, An. Ox. 836. I a. with gen. of food :-- See II. of sexual appetite Grǽdig wemmend lasciuus, i. feruidus in luxuria scortator, An. Ox. 3338. III. eager for gain, covetous, avaricious Ná bútan ofermódignysse mæg grǽdig (cupidus ) beón funden, Scint. 111, 7. Were grǽdigum and fæsthafelum bútan geráde ys ǽht, 110, 15. God nele wé beón grǽdige gýtseras, ne eác for woruldgylpe forwurpan úre ǽhta, Hml. S. 16, 329. His gingran, gífre and grǽdige (cf. ágan ús þis wuldres leóht eall tó ǽhte, 253), Sat. 192. Grédige, 32. Grǽdige cupidas, Wülck. Gl. 253, 28. Gítsung ontent ðæs mannes mód tó máran ǽhte, and swá hé máre hæfð swá hé grǽdigra bið, Hml. Th. ii. 220, 9. ¶ here probably belongs :-- On grǽdigum cupidineo, Wrt. Voc. ii. 137. 61. III a. with gen. :--- IV. keen, eager Grédig inians, Wrt. Voc. ii. 110, 59. Grǽdig inhians, 43, 75. Mín módsefa hweorfeð wíde ..., cymeð eft tó mé gífre and grǽdig, Seef. 62. IV a. with gen. :-- Hé wearð eft suá ungemetlíce grǽdig ðæs gódan deáþes in bonorum necem post didicit anhelare, Past. 37, 2. V. that manifests eager desire Hire on hafelan hringmǽl ágól grǽdig gúðleóð, B. 1522. v. æle-grǽdig, ofer-grǽdig.
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