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bælca

  • noun [ masculinefeminine ]
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bælca, balca (-e ?), an; m. (f. ?).
Some kind of wooden fetter (? cf. D. D., s. v. balk, 'a wooden frame for securing the cow's head while being milked')
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  • Mistlice þreála gebyriað for synnum, bendas oððe dyntas, lobban oððe bælcan,

      Ll. Th. ii. 278, 27.
  • Þá Regulus hí swíðost forslagen hæfde, ðá hét hé hí bindan and on balcan lecgan

    Regulus plures Poenorum bello captos in vincula conjecerat,

      Bt. 16, 2; S. 37, 8.
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  • bælca, n.