swaþul
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
swaþul
es; m. That which swathes or wraps (? v. sweþel) Ðæs ne wéndon witan Scyldinga ðæt hit (the hall) manna ǽnig tóbrecan meahte nymþe líges fæðm swulge on swaþule unless the flame's embrace swallowed up the house in its swathing fire, i.e. unless the house were completely wrapt in flames (Thorpe would read swaloðe = heat, v. sweoloþ: Grein translates the word by rauchqualm; compare Ger. schwaden vapour: M.H. Ger. swadem: O.H. Ger. swedan cremare ), Beo. Th. 1568; B. 782.
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