mæðel
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
mæðel
meðel, medel, es; n. I. an assembly, a deliberative or judicial meeting, council In maeðle in curia, Wrt. Voc. ii. 111, 45: Ep. Gl. 12 d, 35. An medle oððe an þinge, L. H. E. 8; Th. i. 30, 12. Sum in mæðle mæg módsnottera folcrǽdenne forþ gehycgan, ðǽr witena biþ worn ætsomne, Exon. 79 a; Th. 295, 30; Crä. 41: 128 b; Th. 494, 16; Rä. 83, 2. On meðle, Elen. Kmbl. 1088; El. 546: 1182; El. 593. Se þeóden ongan geþinges wyrcan . . and ðá on ðam meðle bebeád, Cd. 197; Th. 245, 28; Dan. 470. Upp ástódon manige on meðle many stood up in the assembly, Andr. Kmbl. 3250; An. 1628. Æt meðle on ðam miclan dæge at the assembly on that great day (of judgment ), 2870; An. 1438: Exon. 63 b; Th. 234, 10; Ph. 538. Mæðel hégan to hold a meeting, take counsel, consult, address (cf. Icel. heyja þing) :-- Ðá módigan mid him mæðel gehédon (took counsel together ), Andr. Kmbl. 2100; An. 1051. Hé wið ǽnne ðæra (pillars) mæðel gehéde (addressed ), 2991; An. 1498. II. speech, address, harangue, conversation Ðú gehýrdest ðone hálgan wer Moyses on meðle (cf. Icel. vera á máli to converse) thou didst hear the holy man Moses when conversing with him, Elen. Kmbl. 1568; El. 78 b. Módiges meðel monige gehýrdon many heard the proud one's harangue (of Moses addressing the Israelites when pursued by Pharaoh ), Cd. 156; Th. 194, 3; Exod. 255. [Goth. maþl ἀγορά: O. H. Ger. madal in cpds. v. Grff. ii. 706: cf. O. Sax. O. H. Ger. mahal concio.] v. mæðlan, maðelian, here-meðel.
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