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wǽl

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
wǽl, es; m. n.
Wright's OE grammar
§345;
A weel (e.g. Mode weel (wheel), Lanc.), a deep pool, gulf, deep water of a stream or of the sea
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  • Wǽl

    gurges, deópnysabyssus,

      Wrt. Voc. i. 54, 34: 80, 65.
  • Sume weriaþ on gewitlocan wísdómes streám, ðæt hé on unnyt út ne tóflóweþ, ac se wǽl wunaþ on weres breóstum dióp and stille. Past. 65; Swt. 469, 4.

    Hic gurges ðis (ðis with e over

    i,
      MS. F.: ðes, MSS. D.O.)
    wǽl, ðæt is, deóp wæter, Ælfc. Gr. 9, 26; Zup. 52, 9.
  • Wǽles stæð

    alvei (the Nile) marginem,

      Hpt. Gl. 492, 70.
  • Scymriendes wǽles

    cerulei gurgitis,

      Germ. 401, 10.
  • Wé æthrynon mid úrum árum ða ýðan ðas deópan wǽlis, wé gesáwon eác ða muntas ymbe ðære sǽ strande, Anglia viii. 299, 38.
  • Þweálu clǽnes wǽles (

    gurgitis

    ),
      Hymn. Surt. 52, 13.
  • On wǽle fúlum þweán, sume wróhte getácnaþ. Lchdm. iii. 206, 10.
  • Fugel uppe sceal lácan on lyfte, leax sceal on wǽle mid sceóte scríðan,

      Menol. Fox 538; Gn. C. 39.
  • Of wǽle getogen

    gurgite ductus,

      Hymn. Surt. 70, 27: 25, 6.
  • Áðuah in ðær uéle (

    natatoria

    ),
      Jn. Skt. Lind. 9, 7.
  • In ðæt uoel ł in ðæt fiscpól

    in piscinam,

      5, 4.
  • On wǽlum ádrenctum

    profundis pelagi flustris suffocato

    (Ald. 12),
      Hpt. Gl. 426, 22.
  • Weálu

    (rubicundi oceani) gurgites,

      409, 64.
  • Ðú gedréfest deópe wǽlas

    conturbas profundum maris,

      Ps. Th. 64, 7.
Etymology
[With weel of þi liking torrente voluntatis tuae, Ps. 35, 9. Þai sink in þat wele (v.l. pitt), þar neuer man sank þat was o sele, C.M. 2903. Wel (rimes with sel). Misc. 149, 89. v. Jamieson's Dict. s.v. wele. O.L. Ger. wál abyssus.]
Linked entries
v.  wél wǽl-ráp -weálu.
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  • wǽl, n.