spelian

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Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the noun spell, spel.

Verb[edit]

spelian

  1. Alternative spelling of spellian

Etymology 2[edit]

From spala (substitute).

Verb[edit]

spelian

  1. to substitute for, take the place of
  2. to stand in proxy or in the stead of another; represent
  3. to act as a representative
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Descendants[edit]

  • English: spell (a turn, span of time; relieve)