fót-mǽl
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
fót-mǽl
es; n. A foot-mark or print, foot-space; signum vel mensūra pĕdis Ic wille nǽfre ðé myntan ne furh ne fótmǽl I will never appoint for thee neither furrow nor foot-mark, L. O. 13; Th. i. 184, 7. He næfde ðá ealles landes búton seofon fótmǽl he had not then but seven feet of all his land, Chr. 1086; Erl. 221, 2. Ðæt he nolde fleógan fótmǽl landes that he would not flee a foot-space of land, Byrht. Th. 139, 57; By. 275. On twentigum fótmǽlum feor twenty feet deep, Elen. Kmbl. 1658; El. 831: Nar. 35, 2; 36, 12.
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