slǽp
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
slǽp
es; m. (?) A slippery, miry place (?) Ðis sind ða landgemǽro . . . Ǽrest of ðan ealdan slǽpe . . . tó ðan ealdan slǽpe ðǽr hit ǽr ongan, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. vi. 112, 30-113, 3. On ocean slǽw (slǽp?), iii. 48. 19. [Cf. O. H. Ger. sleifa labina (labina a myre, Wulck. Gl. 591, 11 : a fenne, 797, 10): Icel. sleipr slippery. Slape soft, slippery is given in Halliwell as a North-country word. See also E. D. S. Pub. Gloss. B. (E. Yorks. ), ' slape slippery as a dirty path, ' and Gloss. B. 7 (W. Yorks. ), B. 15 (, Ray's North-country Words).] Cf. slipor.
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