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lǽl

  • noun [ feminine ]
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lǽl, lél, e; f.
a pliant twig, withe, whip, switch
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  • Lǽl vimen, Ælfc. Gl. 46; Som. 65, 13; Wrt. Voc. 33, 12:

    vibex,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 88, 4: 96, 35.
  • Lǽla mastigias [mastigia

    flagrum, flagellum, virga,

    Ducange], 55, 25.
  • Lélan

    vibice,

      123, 68.
a weal, mark left on the flesh by a stroke from a rod, stripe, mark, bruise, swelling
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  • Sylle wunde wið wunde lǽl wið lǽle

    reddat vulnus pro vulnere, livorem pro livore,

      Ex. 21, 25: L. Ælfc. 19; Th. i. 48, 22.
  • Ne sý him blódig wund líces lǽla ac gé hine gesundne ásettaþ ðǽr gé hine genóman

    let there be no bloody wound on him, no stripes on his body, but do you put him down sound, where you took him,

      Exon. 42 b; Th. 143, 34; Gú. 671.
  • Léla

    livor,

      Kent. Gl. 763.
  • Lǽla

    nevorum,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 59, 50.
  • Wið láðum lǽlum and wommum

    ad perniones,

      L. Med. ex Quad. 2, 20; Lchdm. i. 338, 15.
  • Wð ðæt man lǽla and óðre sár of líchaman gedó

    in order that weals and other sores may be removed from the body,

      Herb. 102, 2; Lchdm. i. 216, 21.
  • Wið yfele lǽla

    oίδήματα,

      153, 4; Lchdm. i. 280, 1.
  • Ðá eode se mæssepreóst tó ðam bysceope and hym eówde ða lǽla ðæra swyngellan ðe hé from dryhtne onféng

    then the priest went to the bishop and shewed him the marks of the scourging that he had received from the Lord,

      Shrn. 98, 18.
, lǽlian; and cf. [for the double use] walu.
Etymology
[(?) Scot. leill a single stitch in marking on a sampler.]
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v. lǽlan
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v.  lél.
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  • lǽl, n.