beslean

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- +‎ slēan. Cognate with Old Frisian bislā, Old High German bislahan.

Verb[edit]

beslēan

  1. To beat, strike or cut off, take away, bereave.
  2. (transitive)
    1. (literally) To strike, smite.
    2. (figuratively) To strike with disease, place with violence, dash, inflict.
  3. (intransitive) To strike, give a blow, force a passage.

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

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