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BǼL

  • noun [ neuter ]
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Grammar
BǼL, es; n.
Wright's OE grammar
§343;
fire, flame; ignis, flamma
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  • Hæfde landwara líge befangen, bǽle and bronde

    he had enveloped the inhabitants of the land with flame, with fire and brand,

    • Beo. Th. 4633
    • ;
    • B. 2322: 4606
    • ;
    • B. 2308
    • .
  • Bǽles cwealm in helle

    the torment of the fire in hell,

    • Andr. Kmbl. 2374
    • ;
    • An. 1188
    • .
the fire of a funeral pile, in which dead bodies were burned, a funeral pile; rogus, pyra
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  • Ǽr he bǽl cure

    ere he chose the pile [the fire of the pile ],

    • Beo. Th. 5629
    • ;
    • B. 2818
    • .
  • Bǽl biþ onæled

    the pile is kindled,

    • Exon. 59a; Th. 212, 26
    • ;
    • Ph. 216
    • .
Etymology
[
Piers. bal
:
O. Nrs. bál, n. a fire, funeral pile
.]
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v.  beel.
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  • BǼL, n.