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hwæl

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
hwæl, es; m.
Wright's OE grammar
§54; §233; §325; §336;
A whale
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  • Hwæl batena vel cete vel cetus vel

    pistrix,

      Ælfc. Gl. 101; Som. 77, 54; Wrt. Voc. 55, 57.
  • Hwæl

    cætus,

      Ælfc. Gr. 8; Som. 7, 31.
  • Se hwæl biþ micle læssa ðonne óðre hwalas

    the walrus is much less than other whales,

      Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 18, 3.
  • On ðæs hwæles innoþe

    in venire ceti,

      Mt. Kmbl. 12, 40.
  • Hwæles éðel

    the sea,

      Andr. Kmbl. 548; An. 274: Exon. 82 a; Th. 309, 20; Seef. 60: Chr. 975; Erl. 126, 22; Edg. 48.
  • Bí ðam miclan hwale

    concerning the great whale,

      Exon. 96 b; Th. 360, 10; Wal. 3.
  • God ðá gegearcode ǽnne hwæl and hé forswealh ðone wítegan,

      Homl. Th. i. 246, 12.
  • Wilt ðú fón sumne hwæl? Nic. For hwi? Forðam plyhtlíc þingc hit ys gefón hwæl

    vis capere aliquem cetum? Nolo. Quare? Quia periculosa res est capere cetum,

      Coll. Monast. Th. 24, 15-22.
  • Hé gesceóp ða micclan hwalas,

      Lchdm. iii. 234, 12.
Etymology
[Icel. hvalr: O. H. Ger. wal balæna, cetus, Grff: i. 839.]
Similar entries
v. hors-hwæl.
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