mearc-land
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
mearc-land
es; n. I. a border-land, waste land lying outside the cultivated Se mylenhám and se myln and ðæs mearclandes swá mycel swá tó þrím hídon gebyraþ, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 189, 11. v. Kemble's Saxons in England, i. 50. Mearclonde (the sea coast ) neáh, Exon. 101 b; Th. 384, 6; Rä. 4, 23. Him ðe feára sum mearclond gesæt (of Guthlac when he retired to his hermitage. Cf. what is said before of his dwelling place :-- Wæs seó londes stów bimiðen fore monnum, óððæt meotud onwráh beorg on bearwe, 34 b; Th. 110, 32-35), Exon. 35 a; Th, 112, 17; Gú. 145. Héht ymbwícigean Æthanes byrig mearclandum on bade them encamp about Etham's town, in its borders, Cd. 146; Th. 181, 27; Exod. 67. II. a district, country, territory Ðæt mearcland, folcstede gumena, hæleþa éðel, Andr. Kmbl. 37; An. 19. Geweoton ða wítigan mearcland tredan, 1603; An. 803. v. Kemble's Saxons in England, i. 46 sqq. [Icel. mark-land forest-, border-land.]
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