mete-leást
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
mete-leást
-liést, -lǽst, -lést, -líst, e; f. Want of food Him of-hreów ðæs folces meteleást, Homl. Th. ii. 396, 19. Ðá wǽron hié mid meteliéste gewǽgde they were reduced by want of food, Chr. 894; Erl. 92, 27. For meteliéste heora líf álǽtan, Ors. 3, 8; Swt. 120, 30. Metelǽste inedia, Hpt. Gl. 480, 34. Meteléste, 497, 31. Meteleáste cibi inopia, 517, 66. Murnende mód nales metelíste, Exon. 101 a; Th. 380, 29; Rä. 15. For meteleáste méðe, Andr. Kmbl. 77; An. 39: 2315; An. 1159. [Cf. O. Sax. meti-lósi: Icel. mat-leysa lack of food.]
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