spellian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
spellian
p. ode. I. intrans. To talk, converse, discourse Ic spellige fabalor , Ælfc. Gr. 25 ; Zup. 145, 13. Hí ealne dæg fleardiaþ and spelliaþ, L. 1. P. 14; Th. ii. 322, 25. Ðá hig spelledon (woeron spellendo, Lind. : spellende, Rush.) dum fabularentur , Lk. Skt. 24, 15. Mid deádum spellian, gestrión hit getácnaþ, Lchdm. iii. 202, 5. Man ne mót spellian ne sprǽce drífan binnan Godes cyrcan, Homl. Skt. i. 13, 69: L. Ælfc. C. 35; Th. ii. 356, 28. Ðá se Wísdóm ðis leóþ ásungen hæfde, ðá ongan hé spellian, Bt. 37, 2; Fox 186, 34. Spelligan, 32, 1; Fox 114, 2. Spellien (spillian, Cote. MS.), 20; Fox 70, 20. II. trans. To announce, proclaim, tell, utter Hig spelliaþ tógǽnaþ and spræcaþ unrihtwísnesse effabuntur et loquentur iniquitatem , Ps. Lamb. 93, 4. Him wæs lust ðæt hé ðiossum leódum leóð spellode, Met. Introd. 4. Hié (the prophets ) ðære sóþfæstnesse tácen spellodan and secgende wæron. Blickl. Homl. 161, 20. [Þat folc gan to spelien (vsi, 2nd MS.) Irlondes speche, Laym. 10068. Speken heom togadere & speleden, 4051. Þe posstless forenn . . . till hæþenn follc to spellenn, Orm. 8528. Mardocheus speleð amare conterens impudentem, A. R. 170, 19. Goth. spillón to tell, announce: Icel. spjalla to talk.] v. ge-spellian.
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