hlinc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hlinc
es; m. I. a link, linch, rising ground; 'agger limitaneus, parœchias, etc, dividens,' Junius. The word occurs in the charters, e.g. Of ðere díc on þornhlinch; ðanone on dynes hlinch; of ðam hlince, Cod. Dipl. Kmbl. iii. 223, 29. Ðanon on ðone miclan hlinc, Chart. Th. 160, 24. Fearnhlinc, landsore hlinc, sweord hlincas, wotan hlinc are other instances of its occurrence. In later times, the word is given with a similar sense in provincial glossaries, e.g. in Suffolk some woods are called links: linchets grass partitions in arable fields, Lisle: linch a bawke or litele strip of land, to bound the fields in open countries, Pegge's Kenticisms. v. E. D. S. Publications, and Halliwell's Dict. II. a hill, rising ground Beorgas ne muntas steápe ne stondaþ ne stánclifu heah hlifiaþ ne dene ne dalu ne dúnscrafu hlǽwas ne hlincas nec tumulus crescit nec cava vallis hiat, Exon. 56 a; Th. 199, 13; Ph. 25. Heá hlincas, 101 b; Th. 384, 7; Rä. 4, 24.
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