heáp-mælum
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
heáp-mælum
adv. In heaps, by troops, bands, companies, flocks Telle ðú and Aaron heápmǽlum thou and Aaron shalt number them by their armies, Num. 1, 3. Ne wæs ðá ylding tó ðon ðæt hí heápmǽlum, cóman máran weorod of ðám þeódum ðe wé ǽr gemynegodon non mora ergo confluentibus certatim in insulam gentium memoratarum catervis, Bd. 1, 15; S. 483. 31. Ða dumban niétenu hie hie gadriaþ heápmǽlum and hie ætsomne fédaþ gregatim animalia bruta pascuntur, Past. 46, 4; Swt. 349, 23. Hý him heápmǽlum sylfe on hand eodon they flocked to surrender to him, Ors. 4, 5; Bos. 83, 8. [O. H. Ger. huufmalum catervatim.]
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