hefe-lic
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hefe-lic
Add:I. of fighting, heavy (cf. hefig; III), with great bodies of troops, Chr. 868 ; P. 70, I. (in Dict.). II. grave, serious Hefolices gyltes gravioris culpe, R. Ben. I. 56, 17. III. hard to bear, grievous, oppressive Gewearð swíðe hefelic and swíðe wólberendlic geár, Chr. 1086; P. 217, 27. Þæt heom hefelice ne þince þás þing, Angl. viii. 321, 43, 1083; P. 215, 25 (in Dict.). IV. hard to do, laborious Gif hwylcum bréþer hwæt hefelices and unácumenlices (aliqua gravia aut impossibilia ) beboden sý, R. Ben. 128, 10. V. causing sorrow or distress, grievous Swíðe hefelic (or at III. ?) geár and swíðe swincfull and sorhfull geár, Chr. 1085 ; P. 217, 17. VI. overpowering to the senses Ne cymð þǽr sorh ne sár ne ǽnig geswinc ne hungor ne ðurst ne hefelic slǽp, Wlfst. 139, 27.
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