selen
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
selen
sellen, sylen, e ; f. I. a gift Ic ðé nú áfyrre fram mínre selene ðe ic ðé forgeaf, Wulfst. 258, 14. Seó góde antswaru sý ouer ða sélestan selene sermo bonus super datum optimum, R. Ben. 55, 9. Sylena donaria, Germ. 394, 343. Gástlícra sellena ł gifa sanctorum donorum, Hpt. Gl. 414, 37. Syllena, 473, 50. Mid selenum hé gewelgie donis maneret, Hymn. Surt. 4, 32. Ðú onfénge selena accepisti dona, Ps. Spl. 67, 19. Góde sylena syllan. Mt. Kmbl. 7, 11. Sylene, Lk. Skt. 11, 13. II. a giving, donation, grant His handseten and sælen. Cod. Dip. Kmbl. ii. 89, 12. Ic geeácnode. tó ðare ǽrran sylene týn þúsenda ǽlfíxa, Chart. Th. 242, 11. Ic ðás úre selene trymmne, 106, 10. Þurh his sylene and gyfe ipso largiente, Bd. 2, 12 ; S. 515, 24. Þurh ælmyss*-*an sylene per erogationem eleemosynae, L. Ecg. P. iv. 63 ; Th. ii. 222, 32. Mid gebedum and mid wæccum and mid ælmessa sylenum, Wulfst. 228, 20. III. the habit of giving, liberality, munificence Sylen liberalitas, mid sylene munificentia, Hpt. Gl. 466, 52, 49. Cystigre sylene prodiga liberalitate, 517, 36. v. ælmes-, hand-, mann-selen, -silen.
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