fill
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
fill
fiell, es ; m. I. a fall from a higher to a lower point, or from an erect position Engel hét þæt treów ceorfan and þá wildeór onweg fleón . . . þonne his fyll cóme, Dan. 513. Fæll húses ruina domus, Mt. L. 7, 27. Faell, Lk. L. 6, 49. Feallo torres ruiná torris, p. 8, 3. Fylle lapsu, An. Ox. 26, 44. Geswell þe wyrþ of fylle oððe of slege, Lch. ii. 6, 27. Hé on fylle wearð he slipped and fell, B. 1544. Hé næs ácweald ðurh ðám heálican fylle (the fall from the pinnacle of the temple), Hml. Th. ii. 300, 20. Mid þý fylle (hryre, v. l. ruina ] ðæs wáges, Gr. D. 125; 5. Þá getimbru wǽron gehrorene gelómlíce mid fyllum (ruinis), 134, 12. Se druncena . . . þurh fyllas bewylewud ebriosus . . . per precipitia deuolutus, Scint. 107, 14. Ia. figurative Hé gǽð on ðone weg, ac hé nát on hwæt hé gǽð, ac hé wirð suíðe raðe on fielle (citius corruit), Past. 287, 17. II. fall in battle, death, destruction Manna fyll and eác horsa, Chr. 1056 ; P. 186, 33. Fyll and feorhcwealm, Gen. 1103: 2062 : B. 2912. Micel here for þæs cynges fielle fleáh, Ors. 3, 7; S. 118, 7: 3, JO; S. 138, 13. Mid heora twégea fielle duorum morte, 6, 36; S. 294, 6. On his fylle, Hml. S. 26, 161. Líf edníwe, feorh æfter fylle, Ph. 371. Eal gesceaft cwíðdon cyninges fyll, Kr. 56. III. a fall in a moral sense Hí ðone fiell fleóð ðǽre synne, Past. 399, 17. v. fǽr-fill; ge-fill; and see fell, fyl, fyll in Dict. for other passages
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