mæðel-stede
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
mæðel-stede
es; m. I. A place of assembly, place where a meeting is held (cf. þing-stede) Tó ðam meðelstede manige cómon snottere selerǽdend, Andr. Kmbl. 1315; An. 658: 1393; An. 697. Swá him Offa ǽr ásǽde on ðam meðelstede ðá hé gemót hæfde, Byrht. Th. 137, 40; By. 199. Is eów rǽdes þearf on meðelstede (in the queen's palace ), módes snyttro, Elen. Kmbl. 1104; El. 554: Cd. 179; Th. 224, 33; Dan. 145. Tó ðam meðelstede (Mount Moriah ), 162; Th. 203, 1; Exod. 397. On ðam meðelstede (the place of the last judgment ), 169; Th. 212, 20; Exod. 542. II. a place of hostile meeting, a battle-place Hé ne meahte on ðæm meðelstede wið Hengeste wiht gefeohtan, Beo. Th. 2169; B. 1082. [Cf. O. H. Ger. mahal-stat curia.]
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