bælca
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine, Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
bælca
balca (-e ?), an; m. (f. ?). Some kind of wooden fetter (? cf. D. D., s. v. balk, 'a wooden frame for securing the cow's head while being milked') Mistlice þreála gebyriað for synnum, bendas oððe dyntas, lobban oððe bælcan, Ll. Th. ii. 278, 27. Þá Regulus hí swíðost forslagen hæfde, ðá hét hé hí bindan and on balcan lecgan Regulus plures Poenorum bello captos in vincula conjecerat, Bt. 16, 2; S. 37, 8.
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