mearc-stapa
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
mearc-stapa
an; m. One who wanders about the desolate mark or border-land Grendel, mǽre mearcstapa, Beo. Th. 206; B. 103. Hié gesáwon swylce twegen micle mearcstapan móras healdan; óðer wæs idese onlícnes óðer on weres wæstmum wræclástas træd ... Hié dýgel lond warigeaþ, wulfhleoþu, windige næssas, frécne fengelád, 2698-2722; B. 1347-1359. v. Kemble's Saxons in England, i. 48.
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