mǽl
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.
mǽl
es; n. A cause, suit, action (?) Ðú symle furðor feohtan sóhtest mǽl ofer mearce thou didst ever press on to fight, didst pursue thy cause (i.e. carry on war) over the border, Wald. 1, 33; Vald. l, 19. Cf. Icel. mál a suit, cause; sækja mál to prosecute (as a law term). Stephens takes mǽl here = mark, goal: Rieger (quoted by Grein) takes it = gemót, concio, so figuratively battle, v. mál.
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