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igil

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
igil, íl, es; m.
Wright's OE grammar
§322;
A hedgehog, porcupine, an urchin
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  • Se mára igil

    istrix

    [ = ὕστριξ],Ælfc. Gl. 24; Som. 60, 29; Wrt.Voc.24, 30.
  • Íl yricius vel

    equinacius,

      Wrt. Voc. 78, 21.
  • Se læssa íl iricius; se mára íl

    istrix,

    ii.
      49, 52, 53.
  • Hé wæs ðara [strǽla] swá full swá igl bip byrsta

    he [St. Sebastian] was as full of arrows as a hedgehog is of bristles,

      Shrn. 55. 9.
  • Se iil ǽrðæm hé gefangen weorðe mon mæg gesión ǽgðer ge his fét ge his heáfod ac sóna swá hiene mon geféhþ swá gewint hé tó ánum cliewene and tíhþ his fét swá hé inmest mæg and gehýt his heáfod

    ericius cum apprehenditur, ejus et caput cernitur, et pedes videntur ; sed mox ut apprehensus fuerit, semetipsum in sphæram colligit, pedes introrsus subtrahit, caput abscondit,

      Past. 35, 3 ; Swt. 241, 9-12.
  • Íl,

      Swt. 243. 6.
  • Ðonne biþ ðæs íles heáfud gesewen

    caput enim ericii cernitur,

      241, 16.
  • Hé [Eádmund] all wæs biset mid heoræ scotungum swylce ýles burstæ swá swá Sebastianus wæs,

      Th. An. 122, 17.
  • Íles byrsta,

      Homl. Skt. 5, 428.
  • Stán is gener iglum [Blickl. Gl. ílum]

    petra est refugium erinaceis,

      Ps. Lamb. 103, 18.
Etymology
[A. R. ylespilles felles hedgehogs' skins : Trev. iles piles ericii : Icel. ígull a sea-urchin; ígul-köttr a hedgehog : O. H. Ger. igil erinacius : Ger. igel hedgehog, urchin.]
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v.  iil.
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