middel
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
middel
superl. midlest; adj. Middle Be midelen streáme in mid stream, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 385, 15. Se midlesta finger the middle finger, L. Alf. pol. 58; Th. i. 96, 3. Be ðam midlæstan (the third in a list of five names ) is nú tó secgenne, Bd. 4, 23; S. 594, 15. Swá biþ dám midlestan monnum so it is with men of an intermediate class (between the best and the great majority of mankind), Bt. 39, 7; Fox 222, 4 (v. midd). [O. Sax. middil-gard: O. Frs. middel; superl. midlest, -ost, -ast: Icel. meðal-, in cpds.: O. H. Ger. mittil: Laym. Gen. and Ex. A. R. Ayenb. have superl. midlest.] Middel is found as the first part of many names of places, e.g. Middel-tún Middleton, Middel-hám Middleham, etc., Cod. Dip. Kmbl. vi. 315; see also following words.
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