mircels
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine, Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
mircels
es; m.: e; f. I. a sign, mark, token Ðú ásettest ðínes wuldres myrecels on worlde, sette nú ðín wuldres tácn in helle, Blickl. Homl. 87, 16. II. a mark to aim at Hé miste mercelses, and his mǽg ofscét, Beo. Th. 4869; B. 2439. Hí setton hine tó myrcelse, and heora flán him on áfæstnodon, Homl. Skt. 5, 426. III. a signet, seal Gehealdenre mercelse salvo signaculo, Hpt. Gl. 501, 27. Insegle, mercelse signaculo, 504, 37. IV. an ensign, a trophy Ðá hét se hǽðena cyning his heáfod of ásleán and his swíðran earme, and settan hí tó myrcelse, Swt. A. S. Rdr. 99, 135. Ðá ðú gehéte ðæt ðec hálig gǽst wið earfeþum eáðe gescilde for ðam myrcelse ðe (ðec ?) monnes hond from ðínre onsýne áhwyrfde when thou didst promise, that the Holy Spirit would easily shield you from troubles, on account of the ensign (the cross ?) that would turn man's hand from thy face, Exon. 39 a; Th. 129, 30; Gú. 429. V. a marked spot Hé hét ða gebróðru ádelfan ǽnne pytt, ðǽr ðǽr hé ǽr gemearcode ... Ða gebróðru ðá eodon tó ðam mercelse, Homl. Th. ii. 162, 1-6.
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