wæl-stów
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
wæl-stów
e; f. The place of the slain, 1. a battle-field God ána wát hwá ðære wælstówe wealdan móte God only knows who shall be master of the field, Byrht. Th. 134, 36; By. 95: Beo. Th. 4108; B. 2051: 5960; B. 2984: Cd. Th. 121, 4; Gen. 2005. Ða Deniscan áhton wælstówe gewald, Chr. 837; Erl. 66, 9: 871; Erl. 76, 7. Æþelwulf cyning gefeaht wiþ .xxxv. sciphlæsta, and ða Deniscan áhton wælstówe geweald, 840; Erl. 66, 19. Hié ðǽr nán licgende feoh ne métten, swá hié ǽr bewuna wǽron ðonne hié wælstówe geweald áhton, Ors. 3, 7; Swt. 116, 33. On here crincgan, on wælstówe wundum sweltan, Byrht. Th. 140, 24; By. 293: Chr. 937; Erl. 114, 9. 2. any WǼPEN-MANN. 1155" title="Page b1155 - WÆL-STRǼL — WǼPEN-MANN. 1155">place where there is slaughter Him Loth gewát of byrig (Sodom, about to be destroyed ) gangan, wælstówe fyrr, Cd. Th. 156, 23; Gen. 2593. [Cf. O.H. Ger. wal-stat: Dan. val-plads battle-field, beholde valpladsen to remain master of the field.]
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