GǼLAN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
GǼLAN
p. de; pp. ed. I. v. trans. to hinder, delay, impede, keep in suspense; retardāre, mŏrāri, impĕdīre Hú lange gǽlst ðú úre líf quousque anĭmam nostram tollis? Jn. Bos. 10, 24. Swǽ mon oft lett fundiendne monnan, and his færelt gǽlþ, swǽ gǽlþ se líchoma ðæt mód as a man hastening forward is often hindered, and his journey impeded, so the body impedes the mind, Past. 256, 6; Hat. MS. 48 a, 16. Ðeáh hine singale gémen gǽle though perpetual care impede him, Bt. Met. Fox 7, l01; Met. 7, 51. He men gǽleþ ǽlces gódes he hinders men in respect to every good thing, Blickl. Homl. 179, 11 : 191, 20. II. v. intrans. to hesitate, delay; cunctāri Scealcas ne gǽldon the servants delayed not, Elen. Kmbl. 1381; El. 692 : 1999; El. 1001. DER. a-gǽlan.
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