heal-stán
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
heal-stán
healstan(?), helsta(?) [v. heall a stone. Cf. Icel. hellu-steinn a flat stone; Hall-steinn (a proper name). Perhaps the word, which seems litele used, occurring only in glosses, may have ceased to be recognized as a compound, and the vowel of the second element may have been shortened. In this case it is possible that healstan may have been taken for the oblique case of a weak noun healsta (cf. (?) flán, flá), and this might account for the form helsta, and the adjective hilsten, q. v.] . A flat cake with a hard crust, so called because of the hardness of its crust [cf. for similar terms pflasterstein in German, pavé in French, for a hard kind of cake], a crust Crustula similis haalstaan (crustalla halstán), Txts. 55, 604. Helsta vel rinde crustula, Wrt. Voc. ii. 137, 22. Healstánes crustule (buccellam crustulae semiplenam penniger praepes hiulco advexerat rostro, Ald. 33, 19), 79, 33. Healstan colliridam (v. (?) collyridam conspersam oleo, Lev. 8, 26), ii. 14, 56. Halstánum crustulis (sportulas crustulis (rindum, An. Ox. 3858) et tortellis refertas, Ald. 53, 22), 83, 62. Healstánum, 18, 50.
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