mæsse-steall
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
mæsse-steall
es; m. The place where the priest stood when saying mass (?), the altar (cf. gif preóst búton gehálgodon weófode mæssige, Ll. Th. ii. 292, 18. Se pápa hét hine mæssian at S. Petres weófode, Ch. 995; P. 130, 28. Hé stód æt ðám weófode swylce hé wolde mæssian, Hml. S. 21, 355 Geearnian wé mid gódum dǽdum. 'þæt is mid clǽne ælmessan and mid leóhte tó úrum ciricean and tó úrum mæssesteallum, Nap, 43. [Prof. Max Förster suggests another meaning, and compares steall with stallum = a stall, seat in the choir of a church, Nap. 84.]
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