sylian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sylian
p. ede To sully, soil, pollute, defile Hé on unscyldgum eorla blóde his sweord selede (cf. besyled, Bt. 16, 4; Fox 58. 18), Met. 9, 60. Sió sugu hí wille sylian on hire sole æfter ðæm ðe hió áðwægen biþ, Past. 54; Swt. 419, 27. [Þis sunne suleð þi sawle, H. M. 35, 15. Blind mon To þare diche his dweole fulieþ (follows) And falleþ and þar one sulieþ, O. and N. 1240. Mi sawle mit sunne isulet, Marh. 3, 14. Isuled, A. R. 396, 1. O. Sax. sulian: O. H. Ger. bi-sullen. Cf. O. Frs. sulenge soiling: Goth. bi-sauljan to defile.] v. be-sylian; solian, sulian, sol, syle.
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