mǽrels
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.
mǽrels
márels, es; m. and mǽrels-ráp, es; m. A rope for mooring a ship; pronesium [v. Ducange: 'pronexium funis quo navis religatur ad palum'] Mǽrelsráp pronesium, Ælfc. Gl. 105; Som. 78, 21; Wrt. Voc. 57. 3. Márels prosnesium, 63, 62. [Botn words occur in lists giving the names of ships, and their various parts. Cf. Du. marlijn, also marl-reep = mar-reep a marline, a small cord used for binding large ropes, to protect them: O. Du. maren to tie knots, which occurs in English in the phrase to moor a ship. Also cf. marlyn̄ illaqueo, marlyd illaqueatus, Prompt. Parv. 327, and note.] v. scip-mǽrels.
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