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  • noun [ masculine ]
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CEALC, es; m.
Wright's OE grammar
§64; §311;
Plaster, cement, chalk; calx arenata, calx
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  • Iuuinianus wæs sume niht on ánum niwcilctan húse: ðá hét he bétan ðǽr-inne mycel fýr, forðon hit wæs ceald weder. Ðá ongan se cealc mid ungemete stincan, ðá wearþ Iuuinianus mid ðam brǽþe ofsmorod

    Jovian was one night in a newly-plastered house: then he ordered a great fire to be lighted therein, because it was cold weather. Then the plaster began to fume excessively, and Jovian was smothered with the vapour,

    • Ors. 6, 32
    • ;
    • Bos. 129, 9-12.
Dut. kalk, f
Kil. kalck:
Ger. kalk, kalch, m:
M. H. Ger. kalc, m:
O. H. Ger. calc,chalch:
Dan. kalk, m. f:
Swed. Norw. kalk, m:
Icel. kalk, n:
Lat. calx, m. and f:
Grk.χάλιξ m. and f:
Wel. Corn. calch, m:
Ir. calc:
Gael. cailc, f:
Manx kelk, m.
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v.  calc.
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  • CEALC, n.