nihte-gale
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
nihte-gale
an; f. A bird whose note (v. galan) is heard at night. I. the night-raven Naechthraebn, ali dicunt nectigalae noctua, Ep. Gl. 16 b, 15 ; but more generally II. the nightingale Naectegale luscinia, Wrt. Voc. ii. 113, 30 : roscinia, 119, 23. Nectægalae roscinia, Ep. Gl. 22 b, 27. Nictigalae achalantis, 1 f, 6. Nehtegale achalantis vel luscinia vel roscinia, Wrt. Voc. ii. 99, 3. Nihtegale, 4, 24 : luscinia, 51, 27 : philomela, 1. 63, 23. Nightegale lucinia vel philomela, 29, 12. [O. L. Ger. nahti-gala luscinia, acredula : O. H. Ger. nahti-gala luscinia, filomela; also corax, nocticorax, noctua.]
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