ge-dál
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-dál
es; n. A division, separation, parting, distribution; dīvīsio, sepărātio, dīvortium, distrĭbūtio Ðé is gedál witod líces and sáwle a separation of body and soul is decreed to thee, Cd. 43; Th. 57, 19; Gen. 930 : Beo. Th. 6128; B. 3068. Ic uncres gedáles onbád earfoþlíce I awaited our parting in sorrow, Soul Kmbl. 74; Seel. 37 : Bd. 1, 15; S. 483, 37. Se hæfde heortan unhneáweste hringa gedáles he had the most liberal heart in the distribution of rings, Scóp Th. 148; Wíd. 73. Æfter ðæs líchoman gedále and ðære sáwle after the separation of the body and soul, Bt. 18, 4; Fox 68, 12. Ðú ondrǽtst ðé on ðam gedále thou fearest to distribute, Homl. Th. ii. 104, 25. Se todǽlde sǽ reáde on gedál qui dīvīsit măre rubrum in dīvīsiōnes, Ps. Spl. 135, 13. [Cf. O. Eng. Homl. elmes i-dal almsgiving.] DER. ðeáþ-, ealdor-, feorh-, friþ-, gást-, híw-, líf-, nýd-, sáwel-, ðeóden-, woruld-gedál.
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