HEALM
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
HEALM
es; n. I. HAULM, straw, stem or stalk of grass, stalk of a plant Healm culmus, Ælfc. Gl. 59; Som. 67, 127; Wrt. Voc. 38, 49. Healmes láf stipulæ, Som. 67, 129; Wrt. Voc. 38, 51. Gán and gadrion him sylfe ðæt healm let them go and gather straw for themselves, Ex. 5, 7. Swá windes healm sicut stipulam ante faciem venti, Ps. Th. 82, 10. Genim rigen healm and beren take rye and barley straw, L. M. 1, 72; Lchdm. ii. 148, 11. II. a roof of straw[?] Ciricsceat mon sceal ágifan tó ðam healme and tó ðam heorþe ðe se mon on biþ tó middum wintra ciricsceattum, debet reddere homo a culmine et mansione, ubi residens erit in Natali, L. In. 61; Th. i. 140, 13. [Prompt. Parv. halm stipula: Icel. hálmr; m. straw: O. H. Ger. halm; m. culmus, calamus, stipula, festuca: Ger. halm: Grk. κάλαμos a reed.]
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