steall
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun, Adjective
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
steall
es; m. I. a standing position Setl gedafenaþ déman, and steall fylstendum ... Stephanus hine (Christ ) geseah standende, forðan ðe hé wæs his gefylsta, Homl. Th. i. 48, 29. Syle hát drincan in stalle stonde góde hwíle give him the medicine hot to drink in a standing position; let him stand a good while, Lchdm. iii. 28, 5. II. the way matters stand, position of affairs, state, condition Se steall cyricean status ecclesiae, Bd. 2, 4; S. 505, 10. On frǽcenesse heora stealles in periculum sui status, 4, 25; S. 601, 18. Be ðisses biscopes lífes stealle de cujus statu vitae, 5, 19; S. 637, 2. Be ðam stalle cyrican, 3, 19, S. 561, 7. On ðone ǽrran steall priscum in statum, 5, 20; S. 642, 10: 5, 24; S. 646, 38. Ðone stal ðæs ríces regni statum, 4, 26; S. 603, 8. III. position, place Horsa steal carceres (the starting-place in the circus), scridwísa auriga, Wrt. Voc. i. 39, 37. On brǽdo his stealles latitudine sui status, Bd, 1, 1; S. 474, 29. Ðæt se sý furþor forlǽten on stealle and on setle (cf. on stele and on setle, 13, 1), se ðe furðor on geearnunge sý, R. Ben. 12, 19. Stande hé ealra ýtemest, oðþe on ðam stede ðe se abbod swá gémeleásum monnum tó stealle on sundrum betǽht hæfþ ultimus omnium stet aut in loco quem talibus negligentibus seorsum constituerit abbas, 68, 11. Ðæt hí nǽfre ne beón on stede ne on stealle, ðǽr ǽfre undón worðe ðæt úre forgengles geúðen, Chart. Th. 348, 30. IV. place, stead Brihtwald gehálgode Tobian on his steall, Chr. 693; Erl. 43, 19. Steal. 780; Erl. 57, 1: 803; Erl. 61, 23. Stall, 779; Erl. 55, 38. Stal, 678; Erl. 41, 7: 727; Erl. 47, 2: 796; Erl. 59, 39. V. a place for cattle, a stall Stal stabulum, Wrt. Voc. ii. 121, 11. Steal, i. 15, 23. Ðæra tamra nýtena steall, Boutr. Scrd. 21, 9. VI. a place for catching fish Lét ða netto on stællo laxa retia in capturam (captura locus piscosus, ubi capiuntur pisces ), Lk. Skt. Lind. 5, 4. (Cf stell, aa [O. Frs. stall standing; place; stall: O. H. Ger. stall stabulum, caula, praesepe; locus, statio, status: Icel. stallr a stall; shelf on which another thing is placed.] v. æt-, bód-, burg-, fore-, ge-, geard-, hege-, mylen-, ofer-, on-, scip-, treów-, wæter-, weal-, weard-, weofod-, weoh-, wíc-, wíg-, wið-, wiðer-steall (-steal); fæst-steall; adj. Cf. stæl, stede.
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