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CALAN

  • verb [ strong ]
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Grammar
CALAN, ic cále, ðú calest, cælst, he caleþ, cælþ, pl. calaþ; p. cól, pl. cólon; pp. calen; v. intrans.
Wright's OE grammar
§57; §225; §508;
To be or become cool or cold; algere, frigescere
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  • Ðonne him cælþ, he cépþ him hlywþe

    when he is cold, he betakes himself to shelter,

      Hexam. 20; Norm. 28, 22.
  • Hwæðer ða wélgan ne ne cale

    do the rich never become cold?

      Bt. 26, 2; Fox 92, 34.
Etymology
[Wyc. kele, koole: Orm. kelenn: Plat. kölen: O. Sax. kólón: O. Frs. kela: Dut. koelen: Ger. kühlen: M. H. Ger. kuolén to become cold: O. H. Ger. kuoljan: Dan. koele: Swed. koela: Icel. kala; p. kól; pp. kalit algere: Lat. gelare.]
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v.  a-calan cǽlan cald-heort caldu calian ceald cealdian célan cél-nes cílian cólian of-calen.
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