hlæst
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.
hlæst
es; n. Burden, freight, lading Eów is holmes hlæst and hecfonfuglas and wildu deór on geweald geseald into your power is given the ocean's freight [fishes] and the fowls of the air and wild beasts, Cd. 74; Th. 91, 20; Gen. 1515. Hwá ðæm hlæste onféng who received that freight, Beo. Th. 104; B. 52: Cd. 71; Th. 85, 29; Gen. 1422.Hlæst beran to bear a burden, Exon. 101 a; Th. 381, 23; Rä. 2, 15. Ic ástíge mín scyp mid hlæstum mínum ego ascendo navem cum mercibus meis, Coll. Monast. Th. 26, 31. [Chauc. last: Prompt. Parv. leste, nowmbyr, as heryngys, and other lyke legio: O. Frs. hlest: Icel. hlass a cart-load: Ger. last onus.] v. hladan, brim-hlæst.
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