Winter-fylleþ
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
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Winter-fylleþ
the month of October. Bede, speaking of the months, says: Antiqui Anglorum populi . . . annum totum in duo tempora, hiemis et aestatis dispertiebant, sex menses . . . aestati tribuendo, sex reliquos hiemi; unde et mensem, quo hiemalia tempora incipiebant, Wintirfyllith appellabant, composite nomine ab hieme et plenilunio, quia videlicet a plenilunio ejusdem mensis hiems sortiretur initium . . . Wintirfyllith potest dici compositio novo nomine hiemi pleniuni. Cf. winter, I Se teóða mónð, October, Winterfylleð, swá hine cíg[a]ð ígbuende, Engle and Seaxe, Menol. Fox 365; Men. 184. Ðone teóðan mónð mon nemneþ on Léden Octember, and on úre geðeóde Winterfylleð, Shrn. 136, 31: 143, 32.
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