Élíg
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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Élíg
e; f. [él = ǽl an eel, íg an island] The isle of ELY, Cambridgeshire; insŭla Eliensis in agro Cantabrigiensi Is Élíg ðæt land on Eást-Engla mǽgþa, hú hugu syx hund hída, on eálondes gelícnesse; is eall mid fenne and mid wætere ymbseald, and fram genihtsumnesse ǽla ða ðe on ðám ylcan fennum fongene beóþ hit naman onféng the land Ely is in the province of the East-Angles, of about six hundred hides, in the likeness of an island; it is all encompassed with a fen and with water, and took its name from the abundance of eels which are caught in the same fen, Bd. 4, 19; S. 590, 3-6. Hér Sc̃e Æðeldryht ongon ðæt mynster æt Élíge in this year [A. D. 673] St. Ætheldryth began the monastery at Ely, Chr. 673; Th. 58, 4. Æðeldryþ wæs abbudisse geworden on dam þeódlande ðe is gecýged Élíge, ðǽr heó mynster getimbrade Ætheldryth became abbess in the country which is called Ely, where she built a monastery, Bd. 4, 19; S. 588, 1.
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