on-ǽlan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
on-ǽlan
p. de. I. to set fire to, to ignite, kindle (lit. and figurative) Hú ne onǽlþ (accendit ) heó hyre leóhtfæt? Lk. Skt. 15, 8. Hé hiene onǽlþ mid ðam tapure ðæs godcundan liéges, Past. 36; Swt. 259, 12. Ne byrnþ on ðé ðæt ðæt ðú on lífe ne onǽldest þurh leahtras, Homl. Th. ii. 338, 16 : 344, 26. Ne onǽl ðú ðé sylfum ðæt éce fýr, i. 594, 27. Ne onǽle gé nán fýr on ðam dæge non succendetis ignem per diem sabbati, Ex. 35, 3. Ðá hét se ealdorman onǽlan ormǽte ád, Homl. Th. ii. 484, 7 : Exon. Th. 277, 13 ; Jul. 580. Drihtenes fýr wearþ onǽled (accensus ), Num. 11, 1. 3. Cola onǽlde synd carbones succensi sunt, Ps. Spl. 17, 10. II. to burn (cf. anneal), consume by burning Ðás fýr onǽlaþ manna sáwla . . . Ðis fýr onǽlþ ǽlcne be his gewyrhtum, Homl. Th. ii. 338, 6-17. Ðá námon Nadab and Abiud híra stórcillan and onǽldon ðǽron ungehálgod fýr, Lev. 10, 1. Nim fela tunnan and dó hí ðǽr on innan, onǽl hí siðdan ealle, Homl. Skt. i. 4, 260. III. to make hot with fire Hé hét onǽlan ðone ofen swíðe þearle, Homl. Th. ii. 20, 1. IV. to make hot (in a metaphorical sense), to inflame, to excite intense feeling, to kindle passions Ic (the devil ) hine ðæs swíðe synnum onǽle, ðæt hé byrnende from gebede swíceþ, Exon. Th. 264, 31 ; Jul. 372. Onǽled incensum, Wrt. Voc. ii. 133, 18. Mid ðære lufe onǽled ðara worda, Ap. Th. 18, 27. Onǽled mid ðæm andan his hiéremonna unþeáwa, Past. 21 ; Swt. 159, 8. v. in-ǽlan.
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