snell
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
snell
snel; adj. Quick, active, strong. I. in following glosses Snel alacris, Wrt. Voc. ii. 99, 75: 6, 50: expeditus, velox, fortis, 30, 17: explicitus, liber, efficatus, 145, 35. Snellne adultum, Hpt. Gl. 485, 25. II. of rapid movement, quick, rapid, swift Sum biþ on londe snel, féþe spédig, Exon. Th. 296, 17; Crä. 52. Fareþ feþrum snell, 206, 7; Ph. 123. Snel, 208, 29; Ph. 163. Hé is snel and swift and swíðe leóht est levis et velox, 220, 8; Ph. 317. Wæterþissa snel, 182, 2; Gú. 1304: Andr. Kmbl. 1009; An. 505. Snelle veloces, Ps. Spl. T. 13, 6. Férend snelle swift emissaries, Exon. Th. 246, 12; Jul. 60. Se wæs mid his dǽdum snelra ðonne hé mægnes hæfde celeritate magis quam virtute fretus, Ors. 2, 5; Swt. 78, 27. Mé is snægl swiftra, snelra regnwyrm, Exon. Th. 426, 8; Rä. 41, 70. III. active, prompt, ready, quick in action, bold. [Snell is given in Jamieson's Dictionary with the meanings, keen, severe; sharp (of the air); acute (of the mind); firm, determined. Also in Cumberland it is used of the wind] Se snella sunu Wonrédes, Beo. Th. 5934; B. 2971. Mé sendon tó ðé sǽmen snelle, Byrht. Th. 132, 41; By. 29: Cd. Th. 191, 26; Exod. 220: Exon. Th. 296, 25; Crä. 56. Snellra werod, cénra the band of the bold and the brave, Judth. Thw. 24, 21; Jud. 199. [Snel (strong, 2nd MS.) cniht wes Carric, Laym. 28860. O. Sax. snell bold, active: O. H. Ger. snell alacer, acer, agilis, strenuus, robustus, pernix: Icel. snjallr valiant, brave; ready of speech, eloquent.] v. swíð-snell.
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