cliwen

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From Proto-Germanic *kliuwiną.

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clīwen n

  1. ball, sphere
    Platōn cwæþ þæt Sċieppend worhte þās weorold on clīwenes hīwe.
    Plato said that the Creator made this world in the shape of a ball.
    • 9th century, Bald's Leechbook vol. I
      Mintan wel ġetrifulode menġ wiþ huniġ, wyrċ tō lȳtlum clīwene, lǣt forswelgan.
      Mix well-ground mint with honey, make it into a little ball, have it swallowed.
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