tǽl
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
tǽl
e; f.(?) Evil speaking, calumny, detraction Tǽl blasphemia, vituperatio, Wrt. Voc. ii. 127, 9: detractatio, vituperatio, 139, 44. 'Ælc tǽl sié ánumen fram eów.' ... Hit biþ unnyt ðæt mon tǽl útane forlǽte gif se yfela willa ðone onwald hæfþ ðæs íngeðonces 'omis blasphemia tollatur a vobis.' ... Frustra blasphemia ab exterioribus tollitur, si in interioribus malitia dominatur, Past. 33; Swt. 222, 8-14. Ne fríne ic ðé for tǽle ne þurh teóncwide I do not question you that I may detract or abuse, Andr. Kmbl. 1265; An. 633. Hé þolaþ sárcwide secga ... Ic bí mé secge ðis sárspell ... Ic for tǽle ne mæg ǽniene moncynnes gelufian, Exon. Th. 458, 1-26; Hy. 4, 93-106. Ðæt heó mec tǽle gerahte (-rǽhte? cf. ðæt hé ða hálgan weras hospe gerahte (-rǽhte?) he calum- niated, 260, 21; Jul. 300) hét mé fremdne god ofer ða óþre ðe wé ǽr cúþon weorþian that she attacked me with blasphemy, bade me honour a strange god above the others that we knew before, 247, 4; Jul. 73. v. tál.
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