slean

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Noun[edit]

slean (plural sleans)

  1. Alternative spelling of slane

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Etymology[edit]

From an earlier form *slehan, from Proto-Germanic *slahaną, from Proto-Indo-European *slak- (to hit, strike, throw). Cognate with Old Frisian slā, Old Saxon slahan (Low German slaan), Dutch slaan, Old High German slahan (German schlagen), Old Norse slá (Danish and Swedish slå), Gothic 𐍃𐌻𐌰𐌷𐌰𐌽 (slahan).

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slēan

  1. to beat, strike
  2. to kill (especially violently); to slay
    Slogan fram eastsæ oð westsæ ond him nænig wiðstod. They slew from the east-sea to the west-sea and none withstood them. (Bede)
  3. to slaughter (an animal) for food

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