folc-gemót
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
folc-gemót
-mót, folces gemót, es; n. A folk-meeting; pŏpŭli consessus. The folc-gemót was a general assembly of the people of a town, city or shire, and was held annually on the first of May, but it could be convened on extraordinary occasions by ringing the moot-bell, — 'Cum ălĭquid vēro inŏpīnātum, vel dŭbium, vel mălum contra, regnum, vel contra cŏrōnam dŏmĭni rēgis, forte in ballivis suis sŭbĭto emersĕrit, dēbent, stătim pulsātis campānis quod Anglĭce vŏcant mótbel convŏcāre omnes et ūnĭversos, quod Anglĭce dīcunt folcmóte, i. e. vŏcātio et congrĕgātio pŏpŭlōrum, et gentium omnium, quia ĭbi omnes convĕnīre dēbent. . . Stătūtum est quod dēbent pŏpŭli omnes, et gentes ūnĭversæ singŭlis annis, sĕmel in anno scīlĭcet convĕnīre, scīlĭcet in căpĭte kal. Maii,' Th. Anglo-Saxon Laws, vol. i. 613, note a. The folc-gemót was forbidden to be held on Sundays On folcgemóte at the folk-moot, L. Alf. pol. 34; Th. i. 82, 12, 13: L. Ath. i. 2; Th. i. 200, 8: iv. 1; Th. i. 220, 23. On folcgemóte [-móte, L.], L. Ath. i. 12; Th. i. 206, 11. On folces gemóte, L. Alf. pol. 22; Th. i. 76, 5. Gif he folcgemót [folces gemót, MS. H.] mid wǽpnes bryde arǽre if he disturb the folk-moot by drawing his weapon, L. Alf. pol. 38; Th. i. 86, 16. Sunnan dæges we forbeódaþ ǽlc folcgemót, búton hit for mycelre neódþearfe sí we forbid every Sunday folk-moot, unless it be for great necessity, L. C. E. 15; Th. i. 368, 16: L. N. P. L. 55; Th. ii. 298, 22. Sunnan dæges freóls healde man georne, and folcgemóta on ðam hálgan dæge geswíce man georne let Sunday's festival be diligently kept, and folk-moots be carefully abstained from on that holy day, L. Eth. v. 13; Th. i. 308, 11: vi. 22; Th. i. 320, 12: L. Edg. C. 19; Th. ii. 248, 14. v. folc-mót, folc-land. v. Stubbs' Const. Hist. folk-moot.
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