ge-tæl
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-tæl
-tel, -teal, es; pl. nom. acc. -talu; n. I. a number, series, reckoning, computation; numerus, series, computus, computatio Ðæra etendra getæl wæs fíf þúsenda wera manducantium fuit numerus quinque millia virorum, Mt. Bos. 14, 21. Seó Abbudisse hét hine [Cædmon] lǽran ðæt getæl ðæs hálgan stǽres and spelles the Abbess commanded [them] to teach him [Cædmon] the series of the holy story and narrative; Abbatissa jussit illum [Cædmonem] seriem sacræ historiæ doceri, Bd. 4, 24; S. 598, 5: Homl. Th. ii. 222, 3. Getel is numerus, Ælfc. Gr. 13; Som. 15, 56: Num. Pref. Ágene naman habbaþ ánfeald getel, and nabbaþ mænigfeald; eác sunne and móna syndon ánfealdes geteles proper names have a singular number and have not a plural; the sun and moon are also of the singular number, 13; Som. 16, 1. Sume naman synd óðres cynnes on ánfealdum getele, and óðres cynnes on mænigfealdum getele some nouns are of one gender in the singular number, and of another gender in the plural number, 13; Som. 16, 25, 26. On fulfremedra hálgena geteal in the number of perfect saints, Nat. S. Greg. Els. 9, 2, God geíce fela þúsenda to ðison getale Deus addat ad hunc numerum multa millia, Deut. 1, 11. Twelf pund be getale twelve pounds by tale, Chart. Th. 577, 19. II. a company, race, tribe; centuria, tribus Getalu vel heápas vel hundredu centurias, Ælfc. Gl. 96; Som. 76, 25; Wrt. Voc. 53, 34. All getalu oððe cynn omnes tribus, Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 24, 30. Hie gemitton getalum myclum they met in many tribes, Cd. 80; Th. 101, 27; Gen. 1688. III. a book of reckoning, a register, catalogue; laterculum, catalogus = κατάλoγos Getæl laterculum, Cot. 119: catalogus, 31, 37, 104. DER. bold-getæl, -getel, folc-, rím-, rinc-, tigol-, winter-.
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