wyrm-melu
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wyrm-melu
(-o), wes; n. Dust of dried worms powdered (cf. 'Dry fair large earthworms before the fire, or in an oven, which when thorough dry, beat into powder,' Salmon's English Physician, quoted by Cockayne. See also: Eft angeltwæccan, gegníd swíþe, Lchdm. iii. 44. 4) Wyrc sealfe ... of wyrmmeluwe, Lchdm. ii. 78, 15. Nim wyrmmelu, 150, 10. Wyrmmelo, 238, 30. [In O. H. Ger. wurmmelo = caries.]
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