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feallan

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§64; §65; §176; §233; §258; §259; §276; §295; §303; §475; §476; §484; §516;
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of a body that can move freely
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  • Sum sceal on holte of heán beáme fiðerleás feallan, . . . hé fealleð on foldan,

      Vy. 21-26.
  • Se feónd mid his geférum feóllon of heofonum on helle,

      Gen. 306.
  • Teáras feóllon,

      El. 1134.
  • Feall nú ádún (

    mitte te deorsum,

      Mt. 4, 6), Hml. Th. i. 166, 8.
  • Hié cweþaþ tó þǽm dúnum : " Feallaþ ofor us, " Bl. H. 93, 33.
  • Nis þǽre eorþan ére tó feallanne ofdúne ðonne úp,

      Bt. 33, 4; F. 130, 38.
  • Se feallenda deófol,

      Hml, Th. i. 214, 23.
  • I a. fig. of immaterial things :-- Méé
  • Dóm. 72.
  • Feól him ege on,

      Bl. H. 193, 5.
of that which becomes detached and drops
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  • Þone cancor þǽra tóða, of ðám for oft ðá téþ feallað,

      Lch. i. 294, 22.
  • Feól tó foldan swurd, ne mihte hé gehealdan méce,

      By. 166.
  • Þá locu feóllon. Hö. 39.
  • Wiþ ꝥ ðæt mannes feax fealle,

      Lch. i. 110, 15.
of the direction of a stream,
to run
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  • Fylð swýðe mycel sǽ úp in on ðæt lond,

      Ors. 1, 1; S. 19, 18.
where an erect position is lost
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  • Ðá feól hé fǽringa onbæcling,

      Bl. H. 223, 11.
  • Hié feóllan tó eorþan, and grápodan mid heora handum on þá eorþan, 151, 5. IV a. fig. to be overcome :-- Ic wæshearde cnyssed, and ic ne feóll, Ps. Th. 117, 13. IV b. to prostrate oneself in reverence :-- Gif þú feallest tó mé and mé weorþast (

    si cadens adoraveris me

    ,
      Mt. 4, 9), Bl. H. 27, 18.
  • Englas geþafedon þæt mennisce men him tó feóllon,

      Hml. Th. i. 38, 28.
  • Hí feóllon on foldan and tó fótam hnigon,

      Sat. 533.
  • Hé clypode: " Uton feallan tó ðǽre róde, and þone Ælmihtigan biddan . . . " Hí feóllon þá ealle mid Óswolde on gebedum,

      Hml. S. 26. 19-24.
  • Hié on gebed feóllon,

      Gen. 847.
  • Tó gebede feóllon, 777. IVc.

    to drop wounded or dead

    :-- Mycel wæll feóll on ǽgðre healfe,
      Chr. 1016; P. 150, 2 : By. 303.
  • Hé blóde fáh feóll on foldan ; næs hé fǽge þá gyt,

      B. 2975.
  • Feóllon wergend bennum seóce, Gen. 1971 : Hml. S. 26, 154. IV d.

    to stumble, fall

    into a pit, snare, &c. :-- Gif ðæt swín filð on ðæt sol,
      Past. 421, 2.
  • Feallað firenfulle on heora fengnettum,

      Ps. Th. 140, 2.
to fail, fall away, decay, crumble away. v. feallend-lic
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  • Þes middangeard daga gehwylce fealleþ and tó ende efsteþ,

      Bl. H. 59, 26: Wand. 63.
  • Foldwela fealleð, eorðmægen ealdað,

      Reim. 68.
  • Eáðre is ꝥ heofen and eorðe gewíton þonne án stæf of þǽre ǽ fealle,

      Lk. 16, 17.
  • Feal[l]endne nutabundum, i.

    corruendum

    ,
      An. Ox. 2778.
  • Þes middangeard flýhð from ús, and wé him fleóndum fylgeaþ, and hine feallendne lufiaþ,

      Bl. H. 115, 18.
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