for-sleán
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
for-sleán
he -slæhþ, -slyhþ, -slihþ; p. -slóh, pl. -slógon; pp. -slegen, -slægen, -slagen [sleán to strike] To strike with violence, smite, break, slay, kill, destroy; vehementer fĕrīre, percŭtĕre, frangĕre, occīdĕre, interfĭcĕre Se ðe cinbán forslæhþ mid xx scillingum forgelde let him who breaks the chin-bone pay for it with twenty shillings, L. Ethb. 50; Th. i. 16, 1. Gif monnes ceácan mon forslihþ [forslyhþ, H] ðæt hie beóþ forode, gebéte mid xv scillinga if one smite a man's cheeks, that they be broken, let him make amends with fifteen shillings, L. Alf. pol. 50; Th. i. 94, 14. He ealle ða rícostan forsleán hét he commanded [them] to slay all the most powerful, Ors. 3, 7; Bos. 60, 38. Ercol hí swíðe forslóh and fordyde Hercules grievously slew and destroyed them, Ors. 1, 10; Bos. 33, 34. Forslegen Sodoma folc the slaughtered people of Sodom, Cd. 94; Th. 122, 5; Gen. 2022. Hí forslegene wurdon they were slain, Ors. 1, 13; Bos. 37, 5. Ða men wǽron forslægene the men were slain, Chr. 882; Erl. 82, 13. He hí forslagen hæfde he had slain them, Bt. 16, 2; Fox 54, 2: Ors. 3, 7; Bos. 62, 10. [Ger. verschlagen.]
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