stæl
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
stæl
es; n. I. a place Stalu tó fuglum umbrellas, Txts. 107, 2153. II. place, stead Cristenum cyninge gebyraþ ðæt hé sý on fæder stæle cristenre þeóde, L. I. P. 2; Th. ii. 304, 23: Beo. Th. 2963; B. 1479. Ic eom gesceádwísnes and is eom ǽlcum manniscum móde on ðam stale ðe seó háwung byþ ðam eágum, Shrn. 178, 9. Gé beóþ mé talade on bearna stæl, Exon. Th. 366, 13; Reb. 11: Cd. Th. 68, 7; Gen. 1113. III. stead (as in the phrase to stand a person in good stead. Cf. stælwirðe) Hié ðæm ádrǽfdan on nánum stale beón ne mehton they could not be of any assistance to the exile, Ors. 5, 9; Swt. 232, 23. IV. situation, condition Mé lyste witan be ðam gewitte, hweðer hyt æfter ðæs líchaman gedále and ðare sáwle weóxe ðe wanede, ðe hyt swá on stæle stóde, ðe hyt swá dyde, swá hyt ǽr dǽð on ðisse weorulde, óðre hwíle weóxe óðre hwíle wanode (cf. 200, 17-19), Shrn. 199, 26-30. v. æt-, on-stæl; steall.
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