dǽlan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
dǽlan
p. de; pp. ed; v. a [dǽl a part, deal] To divide, separate, distribute, bestow, spend, dispense, DEAL, DOLE; dividĕre, distribuĕre, separāre ab aliquo Israélas ongunnon dǽlan ealde mádmas the Israelites began to divide old treasures, Cd. 171; Th. 215, 17; Exod. 584. Onfóþ and ðælaþ betwux eów accipĭte et dividĭte inter vos, Lk. Bos. 22, 17: Ps. Spl. 21, 17: 111, 8. Mathusal mágum dǽlde gestreón Mathuselah distributed the treasure to his brethren, Cd. 52; Th. 65, 21; Gen. 1069. Dǽlde eall ðæt heó áhte she had spent all that she had, Mk. Bos. 5, 26. [Prompt. delyn: Wyc. delen: Piers P. delen, dele, deelen: Chauc. dele: R. Brun. daile: R. Glouc. dele: Laym. dælen, dalen, delen: Orm. dælenn: Plat. delen: O. Sax. délian, deilan: Frs. deelen: O. Frs. dela: Dut. deelen: Kil. deelen, deylen: Ger. theilen: M. H. Ger. teilen: O. H. Ger. teiljan: Goth. dailyan: Dan. dele: Swed. dela: Icel. deila.] DER. a-dǽlan, be-, bi-, for-, ge-, to-.
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