hwæl
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hwæl
es; m. A whale Hwæl batena vel cete vel cetus vel pistrix, Ælfc. Gl. 101; Som. 77, 54; Wrt. Voc. 55, 57. Hwæl cætus, Ælfc. Gr. 8; Som. 7, 31. Se hwæl biþ micle læssa ðonne óðre hwalas the walrus is much less than other whales, Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 18, 3. On ðæs hwæles innoþe in venire ceti, Mt. Kmbl. 12, 40. Hwæles éðel the sea, Andr. Kmbl. 548; An. 274: Exon. 82 a; Th. 309, 20; Seef. 60: Chr. 975; Erl. 126, 22; Edg. 48. Bí ðam miclan hwale concerning the great whale, Exon. 96 b; Th. 360, 10; Wal. 3. God ðá gegearcode ǽnne hwæl and hé forswealh ðone wítegan, Homl. Th. i. 246, 12. Wilt ðú fón sumne hwæl? Nic. For hwi? Forðam plyhtlíc þingc hit ys gefón hwæl vis capere aliquem cetum? Nolo. Quare? Quia periculosa res est capere cetum, Coll. Monast. Th. 24, 15-22. Hé gesceóp ða micclan hwalas, Lchdm. iii. 234, 12. [Icel. hvalr: O. H. Ger. wal balæna, cetus, Grff: i. 839.] v. hors-hwæl.
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