plega
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
plega
an; m. I. play, quick movement Plega gesticulatio, Wrt. Voc. ii. 41, 36. Plegan gestum, Hpt. Gl. 474, 10. II. play, (athletic) sport, game; often in poetry applied to fighting, see the compounds Plega ludus, Ælfc. Gr. 8 ; Som. 7, 30. Ðes plega hic jocus, 13; Som. 16, 27 : Wrt. Voc. i. 85, 30. Plaega palestra, ii. 116, 5. Mid ðám þiówum wæs on symbel mín plega hunt continuum ludum ludimus, Bt. 7, 3 ; Fox 20, 34 : Exon. Th. 46, 27 ; Cri. 743. Ealle ða hwíle ðe ðæt líc bíþ inne, ðǽr sceal beón gedrync and plega, Ors. 1, 1 ; Swt. 20, 26. Ðǽr wæs heard plega wælgára wrixl (the battle between the four kings and the five ), Cd. Th. 120, 4; Gen. 1989. Plæges saltationis, Mk. Skt. p. 3, 11. Ic mé tó ðam plegan gemengde ludentibus me miscui, Bd. 5, 6 ; S. 619, 11. Bebudon Rómána godas ðæm senatum ðæt mon theatrum worhte him tó plegan, Ors. 4, 12 ; Swt. 208, 33. Ðá hié æt hiora theatrum wǽron mid heora plegan ... heora plegan begán, 6, 2 ; Swt. 256, 10-14. Ða cild rídaþ on heora stafum, and manigfealde plegan plegiaþ, Bt. 36, 5; Fox 180, 9. Wé forbeódaþ ǽgðer ge plegan, ge unnytta word, ge gehwylce unnyttnesse in ðám hálgan stówum tó dónne, L. E. I. 10; Th. ii. 408, 22. Hié wǽron welige ... and heora plegan wǽron genihtsume . . . Hió hæfdon wiste and plegan and oforgedrync, Blickl. Homl. 99, 17-21. Plegan allusiones, Wrt. Voc. ii. 9, 44 : colludia, 20, 71. Plegena ludorum, 50, 25. III. clapping with the hands, applause (v. plegan, IV) Ðæm plegan plausu, Wrt. Voc. ii. 67, 26. v. æsc-, ecg-, gilp-, gúþ-, hand-, hearm-, hyht-, lind-, níp-, secg-, stæf-, sund-, sweord-, wíg-plega, nextt
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