geolu

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*ǵʰelh₃-

From Proto-Germanic *gelwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃- ‎(shine, glisten).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ġeolu (pl. ġeolwe)

  1. yellow
    Him beoþ ða eagan geolwe. His eyes will be yellow.
    • c. 700, Beowulf, 2609-2610
      ne mihte ðā forhabban hond rond gefēng
      geolwe linde gomel swyrd getēah.
      He could not then hold back; his hand seized his round [shield]
      [of] yellow linden, he drew [his] ancient sword:

Declension[edit]

Weak Strong
case singular plural case singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative ġeolwa ġeolwe ġeolwe ġeolwan nom. ġeolu ġeolu ġeolu ġeolwe ġeolu, -ġeolwe ġeolwa, -e
accusative ġeolwan ġeolwe ġeolwan acc. ġeolone ġeolu ġeolwe ġeolwe ġeolu, -ġeolwe ġeolwa, -ġeolwe
genitive ġeolwan ġeolora, ġeolwena gen. ġeolwes ġeolwes ġeolore ġeolora
dative ġeolwan ġeolwum dat. ġeolwum ġeolwum ġeolore ġeolwum
instrumental ġeolwe