grindel
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
grindel
es; m. A bar, bolt; in pl. lattice-work, hurdle; crates Geslægene grindlas greáte forged large gratings, Cd. 19; Th. 24, 27; Gen. 384. Guest, English Rhythms, ii. 40, note 1, observes 'As far as we can judge from the drawing which accompanies the description, the grindel was a kind of heavy iron grating, which rather encumbered the prisoner by its weight, than fixed him in its grasp.' [O. H. Ger. grintil temo, repagulum, pessulum, obex, vectis: cf. Icel. grind a lattice-door.]
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