ele-greófa
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ele-greófa
an; m. An oil-pot (v. greófa); or fibrous material saturated with oil (?) (cf. O. H. Ger. grinbo v. pfanna frixorium, cremium vel siccamina lignorum: Ger. griebe fibrous remains of lard, &c. after being fried) Elegreóuena naptarum (the passage is: incendia naptarum fomite succensa: cf. heordena, tyrwena naptarum, An. Ox. 1649. The glosser may have thought of the fire as fed by oil from cans, or by tow soaked in oil), An. Ox. 7, 87: 8, 99.
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