ealh

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Common Germanic *alh- "protection, building, house, temple, settlement", cognate to Gothic alhs and perhaps to runic alu. According to Pokorny (1959:32) from a Proto-Indo-European root *alek (*h2lek) "to close, ward off, protect", i.e. the root of Greek ἀλέξω.

Noun[edit]

ealh m (strong declension)

  1. temple

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