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Add:I. slowly Þá mettas þe late melten, Lch. ii. 176, 23. Listnie and late gange let him listen and go slowly (?); gradu lento [but late might be instrumental of læt], Wrt. Voc. ii. 41, 76. Nis hé swár swá sume fuglas, þá þe late þurh lyft lácað, Ph. 316. Hé ágeaf andsware æfter longre hwíle, swá hé late meahte oreðe gewealdan, Gú. 1198. II. after the proper or usual time, after delay, after a long time, at an advanced period or stage Hé wile áfeallan, ðeáh hit late sié non quidem repente, sed cadit , Past. 437, 22. Heó wile late áþreótan þæt heó fǽhðo ne týdre, Sal. 447. II a. late in the day, at a late hour :-- Ðá þá hí eft late (lator þonne hí sceoldon, v. l. ) gecyrdon tó mynstre, Gr. D. 126, 28. II b. inn Þý lator, Ors. 3, 1; S. 100, 16. Bútan hit gelimpe þæt man lator áríse þonne hit gebyrige, R. Ben. 36, 3. Se móna dæghwámlíce feówer prican lator áríst þonne hé dyde on þám óþrum dæge. Swá eác seó sǽ symle feówer prican oððe fíf lator flówð, Angl. viii. 327, 26-28. II c. where late is contrasted with early or soon :-- Hasterbal swá late fleáh for þon þe hé elpendas mid hæfde, Ors. 4, 10; S. 198, 27. Hé hét sendon æfter, þéh hé tó late dyde, 6, 34; S. 290, 31 : Past. 249, 8. Sume lator félað þára lǽcedóma, sume raþor, Lch. ii. 84, 25. Lengten ne mæg beón ǽr .v. id. Febr. , ne lator þonne .II. id. Martii, Angl. viii. 324, 42. III. the comparative used in the sense after the point of time indicated by the context Gif se bisceop þá á lator inn eóde si adhuc episcopus tardius intrasset , Gr. D. 59, 19. IV. recently, lately Þeáh hé latost tó mynstre cóme and ýtemest sý on endebyrdnesse, R. Ben. 119, 4.
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