ELLEN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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ELLEN
gen. elnes; m. n. Strength, power, vigour, valour, courage, fortitude; vis, rōbur, vĭgor, virtus, fortĭtūdo Wísdóm hæfþ on him feówer cræftas, ðara is án wærscipe, óðer metgung, þridde is ellen, feórþe rihtwísnes wisdom has in it four virtues, of which one is prudence, another temperance, the third is fortitude, the fourth justice, Bt. 27, 2; Fox 96, 34: Beo. Th. 1151; B. 573: Cd. 64; Th. 78, 5; Gen. 1288: Exon. 52 b; Th. 183, 4; Gú. 1322: Andr. Kmbl. 920; An. 460: Menol. Fox 491; Gn. C. 16, Ða him wæs elnes þearf when he had need of valour, Beo. Th. 5745; B. 2876: Cd. 47; Th. 59, 32; Gen. 972: Exon. 45 b; Th. 156, 3; Gú. 869: Andr. Kmbl. 2002; An. 1003: Elen. Kmbl. 1446; El. 725: Salm. Kmbl. 21; Sal. 11: Ps. Th. 118, 23. Wæs Gúþlác on elne strong Guthlac was strong in courage. Exon. 36 b; Th. 119, 34; Gú. 264: 62 b; Th. 231, 4; Ph. 484: Beo. Th. 5624; B. 2816. Hæfde him on innan ellen untweódne he had within him unwavering courage, Andr. Kmbl. 2485; An. 1244: Beo. Th. 5384; B. 2695. Ic gefremman sceal eorlíc ellen I shall perform a manly deed of valour, Beo. Th. 1278; B. 637. Ne lǽt ðín ellen gedreosan let not thy strength sink, Wald. 10; Vald. 1, 6: Beo. Th. 1208; B. 602: Exon. 120 b; Th. 463, 7; Hö. 66: Apstls. Kmbl. 6; Ap. 3. Ellen fremman to do a deed of valour, Andr. Kmbl. 2418; An. 1210: Beo. Th. 6; B. 3. Moyses bebeád folc hycgan on ellen Moses bade the people think on valour, Cd. 154; Th. 191, 22; Exod. 218: Fins. Th. 21; Fin. 11: Ps. Th. 93, 2. Engel hine elne trymede an angel strengthened him with courage, Exon. 35 a; Th. 113, 21; Gú. 161: Cd. 98; Th. 129, 2; Gen. 2137: Beo. Th. 5715; B. 2861: Andr. Kmbl. 1966; An. 985: Rood Kmbl. 67; Kr. 34: Ps. Th. 128, 5. Elne with strength, power, or courage, strongly, powerfully, courageously; strēnue, fortĭter, Beo. Th. 3938; B. 1967: Exon. 80 a; Th. 300, 18; Fä. 8: Ps. Th. 52, 5: 59, 4: 118, 4, 176. [Orm. ellennlæs powerless: O. Sax. ellien, ellen, n. strength, manhood: M. H. Ger. ellen, n. strength, manhood: O. H. Ger. ellan, m. zēlus, rōbur, virtus: Goth. alyan, n. zeal: Icel. eljan, elja, f. endurance, energy.] DER. mægen-ellen.
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