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MED-SPÉDIG - MEDUM-LÍCE

med-spédig; adj. Unprosperous, poorly provided :-- Ne biþ æ-acute;nig ðæs earfoþsæ-acute;lig mon on moldan, ne ðæs medspédig ðæt hine se árgifa ealles biscyrge módes cræfta no man upon earth is there of such hard fortune or so meanly endowed, that the gracious giver quite cuts him off from powers of mind, Exon. 78 b; Th. 294, 3; Crä. 9.

med-strang; adj. Of moderate means, of middle rank :-- Ic læ-acute;rde wlance men and heáhgeþungene ... Ic læ-acute;rde eác ða medstrangan men (cf. Honsl. Th. i. 370, 20, see under medume) ... and þearfum ic læ-acute;rde, Blickl. Homl. 187, 13-17.

med-, met-trum; adj. I. not strong in health, infirm, weak, ill :-- Hwá biþ medtrum ðæt ic ne síe for his þingum seóc quis infirmatur, et ego non infirmor? Past. 21, 6; Swt. 165, 4. Se mettruma líchoma debile corpus, 61, 2; Swt. 455, 27. Sint tó manianne ða mettruman (ægri), 36, 4; Swt. 251, 20. Manega wurdon mettrume gehæ-acute;lede, Homl. Th. ii. 512, 7. Mettrumra ægrotorum, Hpt. Gl. 415, 20. II. of inferior position(?) :-- Nalæs ðæt án ðætte ða metruman (MSS. O. T. mæ-acute;ttran: MS. B. mæ-acute;teran) men ymb heora nédþearfnesse wæ-acute;ron ac eác cyningas and ealdormen from hire geþeaht sóhton non solum mediocres in necessitatibus suis, sed etiam reges ac principes ab ea quærerent consilium, Bd. 4, 23; S. 593, 43. Cf. med-strang.

med-, met-trum-, -trym-ness, e; f. Infirmity, ill-health, sickness, illness :-- Seó lange mettrumnes ðæs seócan mannes, ðonne hine God forlæ-acute;tan nele éþelíce lifian, ne hé swyltan ne móte, Blickl. Homl. 59, 28. Hwílum ofþrycþ ðone líchoman ungemetlícu mettrymnes (languor). Ongeán swelce metrymnesse mon beþorfte stronges læ-acute;cedómes ... swá hé mæ-acute;ge ða mettrymnesse (morbum) mid gefliéman, Past. 61, 2; Swt. 455, 26-30. Se ðe biscephád underféhþ hé underféhþ ðæs folces mettrymnesse quasi ad ægrum medicus accedit, 9; Swt. 59, 23. Hé gefór on ðære mettrymnesse, Ors. 6, 30; Swt. 282, 21. Ðá gehæ-acute;ldon hié sum wíf of micelre medtrumnesse, Shrn. 135, 16. Mettrumnesse, Ps. Th. 5, arg: 6, arg: 15, arg: Guthl. 20; Gdwin. 82, 13. Ða læ-acute;cas cunnon heora medtrumnesse ongitan, Bt. 39, 9; Fox 226, 16. Mettrymnysse infirmitates, Ps. Spl. C. 15, 3. Metrymnisse ægrotationes, Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 8, 17. Wíf sceolon gemunan hyra mettrumnessa and hyra hádes tyddernessa women must remember their infirmities and the weaknesses of their sex, L. E. I. 6; Th. ii. 406, 12.

medu, meodn, a; m.: wes; n. Mead, a drink made from honey :-- Medu medo vel medus, Wrt. Voc. i. 27, 41. Meodu medo, 82, 30. Medo mulsum, 290, 60. Medo, geswét vel weall defrutum, i. vinum, ii. 138, 24. Meodu, Andr. Kmbl. 3051; An. 1528. Medewes defruti, Hpt. Gl. 480, 74. Ða mæ-acute;la ðe wé oft æt meodo spræ-acute;con, Byrht. Th. 137, 66; By. 212. Tó medo, Beo. Th. 1212; B. 604. Ðá wé medu þégon, 5260; B. 2633. Ða þeówan drincaþ medo, Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 20, 17. Wylle swá swýðre medo, L. M. 2, 52; Lchdm. ii. 270, 7. Gedó on ðone drenc swíðe gód medo, 2, 53; Lchdm. ii. 274, 15. Hwítne medu, Fins. Th. 78; Fin. 39. Ðæ-acute;r hý meodn drincaþ, Exon. 105 b; Th. 401, 16; Rä. 21, 12. Medewa, wín defruta, decocta vina, Hpt. Gl. 468, 38. [Icel. mjödr; m: O. H. Ger. meto, mito mulsum, medum: Ger. meth: Lithuan. middus: Gk. μ&epsilon-tonos;θυ.]

medu-ærn, es; n. A house in which mead is drunk, a banqueting-house :-- Medoærn micel, Beo. Th. 138; B. 69.

medu-benc, e; f. A bench in a banqueting-hall :-- Medubenc monig, Beo. Th. 1556; B. 776. On ðære medubence, 2108; B. 1052. Medobence, 4376; B. 2185. Meodobence, 3808; B. 1902. Meodubence, Exon. 87 b; Th. 330, 9; Vy. 48.

medu-burh; f. A city in which mead is drunk, one in which mead-drinking warriors live :-- On ðære medobyrig, Judth. 11; Thw. 24, 2; Jud. 167. On meoduburgum, Exon. 123 a; Th. 473, 18; Bo. 16.

medu-dreám, es; m. Joy attending mead-drinking, festivity :-- Ne seah ic medudreám máran, Beo. Th. 4036; B. 2016. Meododreáma, Exon. 123 b; Th. 475, 8; Bo. 44.

medu-drenc, es; m. Mead :-- Ðonne biþ heom heora meodudrenc wín and beór eall tó écum þurste áwend then shall their mead and wine and beer all be turned for them to eternal thirst, Wulfst. 245, 4.

medu-drinc, es; m. Mead-drinking :-- Fore medodrince instead of mead-drinking, Exon. 81 b; Th. 307, 12; Seef. 22.

medu-full, es; n. A mead-cup :-- Meoduful, Exon. 88 a; Th. 331, 2; Vy. 66. Medoful, Beo. 1253; B. 624: 2034; B. 1015.

medu-gál; adj. 'Flown with wine,' excited with mead :-- Holofernus módig and medugál, Judth. 10; Thw. 21, 19; Jud. 26: Cd. 209; Th. 260, 1; Dan. 703. Meodugál, Exon. 88 a; Th. 330, 16; Vy. 52. Meodugáles gedrinc, 330, 27; Vy. 57.

medu-heall, e; f. A mead-hall, banqueting-hall :-- Ðeós (Hrothgar's) medoheal, Beo. Th. 972; B. 484. Meodoheall, Exon. 124 a; Th. 477, 13; Ruin. 24. In meoduhealle, 76 b; Th. 288, 6; Wand. 27: 79 a; Th. 297, 16; Crä. 69: 85 b; Th. 321, 33; Víd. 55. In medohealle, Elen. Kmbl. 2515; El. 1259.

meduma, meoduma, an; m. A weaver's beam :-- Meoduma insubula, Wrt. Voc. i. 66, 33: 282, 18. (Cf. Webbeámas insubulæ, 59, 43.) Meodoma, ii. 46, 33.

medume, medeme, meodume; adj. I. middling, moderate, common :-- Medeme mediocer, Ælfc. Gr. 9, 18; Som. 9, 67. Gif hwylc man forstele deórwurþe þing ... Gif hwylc man medeme þing (rem mediocrem) UNCERTAIN stele, L. Ecg. P. ii. 25; Th. ii. 192, 17-20. II. occupying the middle or mean position as regards (a) size, amount, etc. :-- Medume leódgeld a half fine (cf. medietas leudis, and other examples, Grmm. R. A. 653), L. Ethb. 7; Th. i. 4, 9: 21; Th. i. 8, 3. Hé hæfþ medemne wæstm he is of middle height, Homl. Th. i. 456, 18. Heáfdu medumra manna heads of average, ordinary men, Salm. Kmbl. 525; Sal. 262. Gehwar gebúrrihta sýn hefige, gehwar medeme (moderate), L. R. S. 4; Th. i. 434, 5. Se mæ-acute;sta segl acateon; se medemesta segl epidromas; se lesta dalum, Wrt. Voc. i. 56, 51-53. (b) place, rank, means :-- Medemra þegna heregeata the medial thanes' heriots, L. C. S. 72; Th. i. 414, 12. Ic tæ-acute;hte ðám rícan ... ic tæ-acute;hte ðám medeman mannum ... Ic bebeád þearfum, Homl. Th. i. 378, 20. Heáfodmynstres griþbryce ... medemran mynstres ... and ðonne git læssan, L. Eth. ix. 5; Th. i. 342, 1: L. C. E. 3; Th. i. 360, 21. Ðæs medemestan lífes (the life mid-way between the best and worst, cf. mon forlæ-acute;t ðæt wyrreste líf and ne mæg git cuman tó ðæm betstan, 10), Past. 51, 6; Swt. 399, 15. (c) age :-- Mínre yldstan déhter ... ðære medemestan ... ðære gingstan, Chart. Th. 488, 28-32: 489, 23-25. III. observing the just mean, perfect, meet, fit, worthy :-- Hé wæs þurh eall meodum (MS. B. medeme: MS. O. medum) erat dignus per omnia, Bd. 4, 3; S. 567, 19. Meoduma, Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 10, 37. Hwelc se beón scolde ðe medome (dignus) hierde bión sceolde, Past. 11, 7; Swt. 73, 20, Medeme, Blickl. Homl. 129, 35. Hé wyrþ æ-acute;lces cræftes medeme (fit for, capable of) ... æ-acute;lces þinges swá medeme swá hé æ-acute;fre medemast (medomist, MS. Cott.), Bt. 38, 5; Fox 206, 25-29. Hwylc ðæt medeme gód wæs hwylc ðæt unmedeme quæ sit imperfecti, quæ perfecti boni forma, 35, 1; Fox 134, 4. Medeme fæsten a proper fast, L. E. I. 39; Th. ii. 436, 35. Medeme lác, Blickl. Homl. 37, 32. Ful medomne wæstm, 55, 5. Drihtne tó geearnienne medome folc ('a prepared people,' Lk. 1, 17), 165, 15. Ne gedéþ se anweald gódne ne meodumne (MS. Cott. medomne) power makes him neither good nor worthy, Bt. 16, 3; Fox 56, 20. Góde and medeme, Blickl Homl. 129, 23; 32. Mid medemum wæstmum hreówe dignis pænitentia fructibus, Bd. 4, 27; S. 604, 24: Mt. Kmbl. 3, 8. Medeme þinc res dignas, Kent. Gl. 396. Drihten ðú ðe eall medemu geworhtest and náht unmedemes, Shrn. 165, 31. Ne mágon wé nánwuht findan betere (MS. Cott. medemre) ðonne God, Bt. 34, 4; Fox 138, 26. Nis meodumre ne mára ðonne it is not too good nor too great for, Exon. 38 a; Th. 125, 16; Gú. 355. Ðæt medemæste the best, Bt. 24, 4; Fox 86, 10. Ða medumestan ealdras exspectabiles senatores, Wrt. Voc. ii. 145, 51. [O. H. Ger. metam, metem.] v. un-medume.

medumian, medemian, medmian; p. ode. I. to fix the measure of anything :-- Dóm æfter dæ-acute;de medemige man be mæ-acute;ðe according to the deed let the measure of doom be fixed in proportion, L. Eth. vi. 10; Th. i. 318, 6: vi. 53; Th. i. 328, 17. Man sceal medmian and gescádlíce tóscádan ylde and geógoþe youth and age must have their proper place assigned them, and be discreetly distinguished, vii. 52; Th. i. 328, 18. Medmian (medemian), L. C. S. 69; Th. i. 412, 8. II. to deem worthy (v. medume, III.), respect, esteem :-- Ic gemedemige (other MSS. medemige) ðe tó ðam þinge dignor te illa re, and medemigende ðé tó ðam þinge dignans te illa re, Ælfc. Gr. 41; Zup. 250, 9-10. Weofodþéna mæ-acute;ðe medemige man, L. Eth. ix. 18; Th. i. 344, 9. [O. H. Ger. metamén temperare, moderare, dimidiare.] v. ge-medemian.

medum-líc; adj. I. middling, moderate, small :-- Gehwæ-acute;dum &l-bar; medemlícum mediocri, Hpt. Gl. 505, 55. Hé hæfþ medemlíce nosu (cf. medmicle neosu þynne naso pertenui, Bd. 2, 16; S. 519, 34) he has a slender nose, Homl. Th. i. 456, 18. II. worthy, honourable :-- Medomlícan dignitosam, Wrt. Voc. ii. 28, 64. Medomlíce dignitosa, 106, 55: 140, 27.

medum-líce; adv. I. moderately, in a small degree, imperfectly :-- Medomlíce mediocriter, Wrt. Voc. ii. 140, 27. Wé cunnon ðære leóde gereord, ná medemlíce ac fulfremedlíce, Homl. Th. ii. 474, 3. II. worthily, fitly, kindly (cf. mæ-acute;þ-líce, medum-ness) :-- Hí ne mágon medomlíce (Cott. MSS. medumlíce) þénian ministrare digne nequeunt, Past. 1, 2; Swt. 27, 10. Suíðe medomlíce Iacobus his stírde hinc pie Iacobus prohibet, 3, 1; Swt. 33, 9. Medomlíce benigniter, Wrt. Voc. ii. 11, 3. Meodomlíce digne, Rtl. 2, 41.