wíg-steall
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wíg-steall
es; n. A defensive position, a bulwark, bastion, defence Wígsteal propugnaculum , Hpt. Gl. 487, 17: 530, 3. Hé lǽteþ inwitflán brecan ðone burgweal, ðe him bebeád Meotud ðæt hé ðæt wígsteal wergan scealde. Exon. Th. 315, 30; Mod. 39. Hé wígsteall séceþ, heolstre behelmed. Salm. Kmbl. 208 ; Sal. 103. Wurdon hyra wígsteal wésten-staþolas, brosnade burgsteal, Exon. Th. 477, 21; Rum. 28. Wígstealla propupnacula , Hpt. Gl. 426, 73.
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