sulung
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sulung
e; f. A Kentish word for a certain quantity of land, derived, like carrucata, from a name of the plough; from its origin it might mean, so much land as could be cultivated by one plough. From the first two passages given below it would seem that the sulung was equivalent to two hides (manentes), and later a solanda, which is probably the same word, is said 'per se habere duas hidas.' v. Seebohm, Vill. Comm., p. 54. But perhaps it may be inferred that both hide and sulung were considered as on the same footing as regards the plough. Thus to the gebúr with his gyrd landes, i. e. one quarter of a hide, are to be given two oxen, L. R. S. 4; Th. i. 434, 23, while a gift of half a sulung is accompanied by the further gift of four oxen, Chart. Th. 470, 9-14. v. Seebohm, pp. 138-9, and generally. In the Domesday Survey of Kent the assessment was given by solins, and the word remained in use. v. Pegge's Kenticisms, s.v. sulling Aliquam terrae partiunculam, hoc est duarum manentium ... ritu Cantiae án sulung dictum, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. i. 249, 19. Terrae particula duarum manentium, id est, án sulung, 250, 8. Yc gean intó Cristes cyrican on Cantwarabyrig ðæs landes æt Holungaburnan ... búton ðære ánre sulunge ðe ic Síferðe geunnen hæbbe, Chart. Th. 558, 27. Him man sælle án half swulung ... and mon selle him tó ðem londe .iiii. oxan, and .ii. cý, and l. scǽpa, 470, 8-14. Ðisses londes aran thrié sulong æt hægethe thorne, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. i. 235, 7. Siendan feówer swulung ðæs londes ðe gebyreþ inntó Raculfe on Tænett ...; ðonne is ealles ðæs londes .xxv. swulunga and án swulung on Ceólulfingtúne, iii. 429, 14-18. Ðæt lond æt Stánhámstede (Stanstead, in Kent ) .xx. swuluncga, i. 292, 23. Se cyning (Ethelbert of Kent) sealde Wulláfe fíf sulung landes et Wassingwellan (Washingwell, in Kent) wið ðém fíf sulungum et Mersahám (Mersham, in Kent ), ii. 66, 17-19. Twá sulung æt Denetúne (Denton, in Kent ), 380, 32.
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