igil
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
igil
íl, es; m. A hedgehog, porcupine, an urchin 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. [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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