steartlian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
steartlian
p. ede To kick with the foot, stumble Ðæt ðú ne spear[n]last ł steartlest, stærtlige ut non calcitres, Hpt. Gl. 464, 1. [In later English startle is used of quick movement A courser, startling as the fyr, Chauc. Leg. G. W. 1204. Thouȝ ne havest frend that ne wolde fle, come thouȝ stertlinde in the strete, Mapes 335, 24. See also Halliwell's Dict. stertle.]
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