bealo

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *balwą (evil), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeleu- (to strike, make weak, make sick). Cognate with Old Frisian balu, Old Saxon balu, Old High German balo, Old Norse bǫl, Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌻𐍅𐌴𐌹𐌽𐍃 (balweins, torture). Akin to Old Church Slavonic боль (bolĭ, sick person)[1].

Noun[edit]

bealo n

  1. (poetic) harm, evil, malice
    Ne ondræde ic ðinra wita bealo: I do not dread the evil of your torments. (Codex Exoniensis)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *balwaz (evil), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeleu- (to strike, make weak, make sick).

Adjective[edit]

bealo

  1. baleful, deadly, dangerous, wicked, evil
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singular plural singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative bealwa bealwe bealwe bealwan nom. bealo bealo bealu bealwe bealu, -bealwe bealwa, -e
accusative bealwan bealwe bealwan acc. bealone bealo bealwe bealwe bealu, -bealwe bealwa, -bealwe
genitive bealwan bealora, bealwena gen. bealwes bealwes bealore bealora
dative bealwan bealwum dat. bealwum bealwum bealore bealwum
instrumental bealwe


References[edit]

  1. ^ Etymology in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary