sulh
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
§7,
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sulh
suluh, sul[l]; gen. sule, but also sules; dat. sylg, sylh, syl; acc. sulh, sul; n. pl. sylh, syll; gen. sula; dat. sulum: a weak genitive seems also to occur in sylan scear; generally feminine, but see the genitive. I. a plough Sulh aratrum, Wrt. Voc. i. 15, 2: 289, 76. Sul, ii. 6, 19: Ælfc. Gr. 17; Zup. 109, 18. Swá seó sulh ðone teóðan æcer gegá, L. Eth. ix. 7; Th. i. 342, 11: L. Eiig. i. 1; Th. i. 262, 9: L. C. E. 8; Th. i. 366, 7. Á be ðan wuda swá sulh and síðe hit gegán mǽge, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 458, 20. Sule reóst vomes, Wrt. Voc. ii. 138, 72. Sules reóst, 25, 28: 106, 20. Ðæs sules bodig, Lchdm. i. 402, 2. Sylan scear vomer, Coll. Monast. Th. 30, 29. Ðæt nán mon ne scyle dón his hond tó ðære sylg, Past. 51; Swt. 403, 2. Ǽlc man hæbbeæt ðære sylh (sylh, MS.) .ii. wel gehorsede men, L. Ath. i. 16; Th. i. 208, 12. Tó syl... mid ðære syl ad aratrum... aratro, Coll. Monast. Th. 19, 15, 21. Man ða sulh forð drífe, Lchdm. i. 404, 1. Mann ðe hys hand ásett on his sulh (suluh, Rush.), Lk. Skt. 9, 62. Hé his sulh on handa hæfde, Ors. 2, 6; Swt. 88, 8. Hé sulh heóld, Shrn. 61, 18. Mid sul tó erianne, Salm. Kmbl. p. 186, 28. Heora sylh unrihte gangaþ aratra eorum non recte incedunt, Bd. 5, 9: S. 623, 12. Ðíne syll eodon, Homl. Th. ii. 450, 6. Þeáh hé erige his land mid ðúsend sula, Bt. 26, 3; Fox 94, 14. Sulum aratris, Wück. Gl. 254, 6. II. In the following passage perhaps he word is used to denote the quantity of land which could be cultivated with one plough; v. sulincel and cf. plóg. Caruca, which occurs in the passage quoted below from the Laws, seems to have been used in the sense; e.g. in Florence of Worcester's description of the compilation of Domesday Book quot carrucas seems to represent hú mycel landes in the Chronicle; and later sulh is certainly so used, e.g. Ich þe ȝiue þritte solh of londe, Laym. 18779. Seouen sulȝene lond, 18789. Twenti sulhene lond, 13176. But the unit of assasement may have been the plough with its team of oxen. v. Seebohm, Vill. Comm., pp. 112-3. Sceóte man ælmessan.. swá æt heáfde peninc, swá æt sylh (one MS. has æt sulhgange. v. sulh-gang) peninc (cf. detur de omni caruca denarius vel denarium valens, et omnis, qui familiam habet, efficiat, ut omnis hirmannus suus det unum denarium, L. Eth. viii. 1; Th. i. 336, 24; and see sulh-ælmesse), Wulfst. 170, 20. [Gif þe suluh (ploh, MS. T.) ne erede, A.R. 384, 18. Þer cheorl draf his sulȝe ioxned swiðe fæire, Laym. 31811. Þe ilke þet zet þe hand aþe zoulȝ, Ayenb. 242, 31. The word is still used in Somerset, zool, v. E.D.S.Pub., W. Somerset Glossary.]
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