ÍSEN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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ÍSEN
es ; n. Iron, steel, an implement made of iron Ísen ferrum, Wrt. Voc. 85, 13 : Ælfc. Gr. 5 ; Som. 4, 58. Ðis ýsen hic calibs, 9 ; Som. 13, 18. Eorþe swilce ísen terra ferrea, Deut. 28, 23. Ðá wæs se ofen onhǽted ísen eall þurhgléded then was the furnace heated, the iron made red hot, Cd. 186; Th. 231, 8; Dan. 244. Ísenes scearpnyss acumen, Ælfc. Gr. 9; Som. 9, 31. Gemeng tógædere mid glówende ísene mix together with a glowing iron, L. M. 2, 24; Lchdm. ii. 216, 1. Ne delfe nán man ða moran mid ísene let no man dig up the roots with iron, Lchdm. iii. 30, 24. Bútan ǽlcan ísene genumen gathered without using any iron implement, Lchdm. iii. 4, 29 [cf. Grmm. D. M. 1148, sqq. as to the use of iron in getting plants]. The two following passages refer to the ordeal [v. ísen-ordál] by hot iron :-- Gif hé hine ládian wille ðonne gá hé tó ðam hátum ísene and ládige ða hand mid ðe man týhþ if he be willing to clear himself, then let him go to the hot iron, and clear the hand therewith that is accused, L. Ath. i. 14; Th. 206, 23. Ǽlc tiónd áge geweald swá hwæðer hé wille swá wæter swá ísen, L. Eth. iii. 6 ; Th. i. 296, 4. Ácele ðú wealhát ísen ðonne hit furþum síe of fýre átogen cool very hot iron when it is just drawn from the fire, L. M. 2, 45 ; Lchdm. ii. 256, 15. [Ayenb. izen (but the general form in middle English is that with r) : O. H. Ger. ísen : Ger. eisen,] v. íren, ísern ; brand-, delf-, gád-, ordál-ísen.
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