GALAN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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GALAN
part. galende, ic gale, ðú gælest, gælst, he gæleþ, gælþ, pl. galaþ, p. gól, pl. gólon; pp. galen To sing, enchant, call; cănĕre, incantāre, insŏnāre, clāmāre Seó ne gehérþ stemne galendra, and átterwyrhtan galendes wíslíce quæ non exaudiet vōcem incantantium, et venēfĭci incantantis săpienter, Ps. Lamb. 57, 6. Sorh-leóþ gæleþ he sings a sad lay, Beo. Th. 4912; B. 2460. Se wísdóm gól gyd wisdom sung a lay, Bt. Met. Fox 7, 3; Met. 7, 2. Wíf fyrd-leóþ gólon [MS. galan] the women sang a martial song, Cd. 171; Th. 215, 3; Exod. 577. Ða ðe gehýrdon gryreleóþ galan Godes andsacan those who heard the adversary of God sing the horrid lay, Beo. Th. 1576; B. 786. Ðá wæs sigeleóþ galen then was the song of triumph sung, Elen. Kmbl. 248; El. 124 : Andr. Kmbl. 3097; An. 1551. [Chauc. gale : Scot. gale to cry : O. Sax. galan : O. H. Ger. galan cănĕre : Dan. gale to crow : Swed. gala to crow : Icel. gala to crow, sing.] DER. a-galan, be-, on- : nihte-gale. See Grm. D. M. pp. 987, 1173.
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