smæl
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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smæl
adj. Small. I. in the following glosses Smæl gracilis, smælre gracilior, ealra smælst gracillimus, Ælfc. Gr. 5; Zup. 16, 8. Smel, smael, smal, Txts. 67, 992. Smæl gracilis vel exilis vel subtilis, Wrt. Voc. i. 51, 18. Greát and smæl grossas el graciles, ii. 41, 68. II. small, little, not great Smæl þistle carduus, Wrt. Voc. i. 66, 66. Smæl ǽl anguilla, 281, 69. Se Smala ciið . . . se greáta beám, Past. 33; Swt. 224, 3. Æt ǽlcon smalon orfe penig, L. Ff. ; Th. i. 224, 22. Dó to smale netelan, Lchdm. ii. 68, 4. Smæle þearmas the small guts; ilia, Wrt. Voc. i. 44, 46. Ða gnættas and ða smalan wyrmas . . . ge þeós lyttle loppe, Bt. 16, 2; Fox 52, 11. Flǽsc smælra fugla. Lchdm. ii. 180, 13. Smealum bryt (brycum?) minutatim. Hpt. Gl. 443, 1. Hæfaþ seó læsse smæle (smale, MSS. H. B. )) seó óðer hafaþ máran leáf and fǽtte. Lchdm. i. 264, 18. III. narrow, not broad Hé sǽde ðæt Norðmanna land wǽre swýðe lang and swýðe smæl. . . ðæt býne land is eásteweard brádost, and symle swá norðor swá smælre . . . and norðeweard, hé cwæð, ðǽr hit smalost wǽre, ðæt hit mihte beón þreora míla brád tó ðæm móre, Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 18, 24-33. Andlangan ðes smalan paðes, Cod. Dip. B. ii. 600, 9. IV. slender, thin, not thick Swiora smæl a slender neck, Exon. Th. 486, 15 ; Rä. 72, 15. Him ne hangaþ nacod sweord ofer ðam heáfde be smalan þrǽde. Bt. 29, 1; Fox 102, 28. Wið ðam smalan wyrme for hair worm. Lchdm. ii. 122, 18. V. fine (of a powder, texture, etc. ), not coarse Smæl hláf artocobus [artocopa (also -us) quaevis placenta, panis quidem dulciarius et arte confectus]. Wrt. Voc. ii. 10, 47. Tú hund greátes hláfes (coarse bread) and bridde smales (fine), Chart. Th. 158, 26. Swíðe lytle beóþ ða dropan ðæs smalan rénes, Past. 57; Swt. 437, 12. Cnuca tó swíðe smalan duste, Lchdm. i. 240, 4. Genim swýðe smæl dust, 240, 11. Smæl beren mela, ii. 86, 24. Asifte smale þurh smæl sife sift through a fine sieve, 94, 1: 72, 28. Hí smalo hrægel wefaþ and wyrceaþ texendis subtilioribus indumentis operam dant, Bd. 4, 25; S. 601, 16. Heortes hornes ðæs smælestan dustes, Lchdm. i. 334, 19. Gníd swíðe ðæt hit sý ðæt smælste, iii. 18, 15. VI. of the voice, not loud. v. smale, II. [Goth. smals: O. Sax. smal: O. Frs. smel: O. H. Ger. smal gracilis, exilis, subtilis, minutus, strictus: Icel. smár; cf. also small a sheep, small cattle.] v. ǽ.
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