slǽd
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
slǽd
sléd, es; n. A slade in local names, e. g. Waterslade, v. W. Somerset Words, E. D. S. Pub. , and in some dialects. ' Slade a breadth of greensward in ploughed land; a flat piece of grass; but now most commonly applied to a broad strip of greensward between two woods, generally in a valley, ' Baker's Northampt. Gloss. Narrow strips of boggy ground running into the hard land at Rockland are called " The Slades, " E. Anglian Gloss. Slade a breadth of greensward in ploughed land, or in plantations, E. D. S. Publ. Gloss. B. 7 (West Riding) In Levin's Manip. Vocab. -1570- a slade, valley = vallis, and Drayton uses the word in this sense, v. Nares; see also Halliwell's Dict. , low, flat, marshy ground, with a broad bottom, a valley. The word occurs not unfrequently in the charters, e. g. On slédes heáfad. Cod. Dip. Kmbl. v. 148, 3. Andlang slǽdes on pyt, iii. 48, 24: 407, 12. Tó brocces slǽde, 233. 34. On ðæt slǽd, 385, 28. Óþ ðæt niéhste slǽd, 416, 21. On slǽð, 25, 24. It occurs also in composition :-- To wulfslǽde, 456, 6. On Fugelsléd; of ðam sléde, 48, 21. In barfodslǽd; and swá on timberslǽd . . . on hamslǽdes heáfdan, 380, 25 - 6. On fearaslǽd, 385, 30. On dæt riscslǽd, 437, 15. Ondlong slǽ ðbróces, 405, 17. In other connections it is not common, but occurs in the following passage Dameris beforan ðæm cyninge farende wæs swelce heó fleónde wǽre óþ hió hiene gelǽdde on án micel slǽd. . . . Ðǽr wearþ Cirus ofslægen and twá þ úsend monna mid him Tomyris simulat diffidentiam, paulatimque cedendo, hostem in insidias vocat. Ibi quippe, compositis inter mantes insidiis, ducenta millia Persarum cum ipso rege delevit, Ors. 2, 4; Swt. 76, 29. Cf. Iulius ferde ut of Doure in to ane muchele slæde & his folc hudde, Laym. 8585. Heó talden whar me heom kepen mihte in ane slade deopen, 26887. Geond slades & geon dunen, 28365. By slente oþer slade, Allit. Pms. 5, 141. Loke a littel on þe lannde on þi lyfte honde & þon schal se in þat slade þe self chapel, Gaw. 2147.
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