mealm-stán
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
mealm-stán
es; m. Maum-stone. 'In agro Oxoniensi lapidem invenies friabilem, quem maum vocant indiginæ.' E. D. S. Gloss. B. 15. A correspondent of Dr. Bosworth's writes: 'The Maumstone is to be found, more or less, all over Wiltshire, especially towards Stonehenge. It is used for the foundation of walls, and the poor people use it for whitening, in keeping their hearth-stones clean. It is not so white as chalk, and is much more brittle.'-Mon heardlíce gníde ðone hnescestan mealmstán, Ors. 4, 13; Swt. 212, 28.
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