þearf-leás
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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þearf-leás
adj. Without having need or reason to do something. v. þearf, II, þurfan, II. 4 Þearflǽs hé syrwde ymbe Crist he plotted against Christ, but he had no need to do it, Homl. Th. i. 82, 20. Ic ðearfleás (þearfleáse, Job. Thw. 166, 22) hine geswencte without having cause I afflicted him, ii. 452, 16. [Icel. þarf-lauss needless.]
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