sticol
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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sticol
adj. I. lofty, reaching to a great height, of a mountain 'Ic wille standan on ðisum steápum munte'. . . Moyses ðá ástáh tó ðam sticolan munte, Homl. Skt. i. 13, 9-12. Wæs án myrige dún . . . ful sméðe . . . se streám arn of ðære sticolan dúne, 19, 108-115. Hét hí ástígan tó ánre sticolre dúne, 3, 235. II. lofty, placed high, situated at a great height Wé biddaþ ðæt ðú ástíge tó ðam sticelan scylfe, Homl. Th. ii. 300, 1. Martinus ástáh on ðam sticelan hrófe, 510, 7. Eraclius ástáh tó ðære sticolan upflóra, Homl. Skt. ii. 27, 67. Ástáh heofonan sticole conscendit caelos arduos, Hymn. Surt. 89, 8. III. rough, rugged, difficult, steep (Halliwell gives stickle as a Devonshire word = steep) Sticol asper, Wülck. Gl. 256, 32. Se weig is swíðe nearu and sticol, se ðe lǽt tó heofonan ríce . . . Ðonne máge wé ðurh Godes fultum ástígan ðone sticolan weg, ðe ús gelǽt tó ðam écan lífe, Homl. Th. i. 162, 23-35. Se weg is rúm and forðheald, ðe tó deáðe lǽt; se is neara and sticol, ðe tó lífe lǽt, R. Ben. 5, 21: Shrn. 12, 19. On wyrmes líc sticoles (rough, scaly ), Salm. Kmbl. 307; Sal. 153. Be westan róde óð sticelan stíg, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 406, 29. Sticule scylpas scabri murices, Germ. 399, 446. III a. difficult, arduous :-- Sticol arduam (rem ), R. Ben. Interl. 16, 1. [O. L. Ger. stecul confragosus, fragosus, preruptus: O. H. Ger. stechal arduus, asper, fragosus, praeceps, praeruptus, abruptus.]
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