aliesan

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *uzlausijaną, equivalent to ā- +‎ līesan. Cognate with Old Frisian urlēsa, Old Saxon ālōsian, Old Dutch irlōsen, Old High German irlōsen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑːˈli͜yː.sɑn/, [ɑːˈli͜yː.zɑn]

Verb[edit]

ālīesan (West Saxon)

  1. to detach, remove
  2. to redeem a fault
  3. (intransitive) to release, rescue, free
    from something (with a case, or, with æt, fram, or of)

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Related terms[edit]

  • lēas (loose, void, false)

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: alesen

Further reading[edit]

  • ĀLĪSAN in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary
  • ALȲSAN in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary