gealpettan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
gealpettan
p. te. I. to devour, eat greedily [? v. N. E. D. galp to gape; D. D. gaup to gape, devour] Þá ðe hér swíðost galpettað and on unrihttídum on oferfyllo bióð forgriwene, þá bióð þǽr on mǽstum hungre forþrycced those that here eat most greedily and are steeped in unseasonable excess, they will there be oppressed with grievous hunger , Nap. 27. II. to speak noisily [? v. D. D. gaup loud, noisy talking, chatter. Cf. O. Sax. galpón Ne galpó thu far thínun geƀun te swíðo do not say too much about your gifts , Hél. 1563] . v. next word.
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