hlenca
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hlenca
or hlence, an; m. or f. A link, a chain of links, a coat of mail formed with links or rings [cf. hringlocen serce and other compounds of hring] Moyses bebeád frecan árísan habban heora hlencan beran beorht searo Moses bade the warriors arise, take their coats of mail, bear their bright arms, Cd. 153; Th. 191, 21; Exod. 218. Cf. L. M. 3, 55; Lchdm. ii. 342, 4; gif men sió heáfodpanne beó gehlenced if a man's skull seem to be iron-bound, [Icel. hlekkr; m. a link, a chain of links: Dan. lænke.] v. wæl-hlenca.
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