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- gate of hell
- on þam sylfum fæce þe se mennisca lichama on byrgene læg, he abræc þurh his godcundan mihte hellegeata — in your own time that saw the human body laying in the tomb, he broke through the gates of hell with his divine might.
- evil, false doctrine
- leahtras & dwollic lar sind hellegatu for þan ðe hi lædað þone synfullan swilce þurh get into hellewite — vice & heretical learning are hell-gates for that it lead to that sinful manner through which goes into hell-wite.
- 1916, John R. Clark, "A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for the Use of Students'
- Bosworth, J. (2010, March 21). An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online (T. N. Toller & Others, Eds.)
- 2011, The Dictionary of Old English, University of Toronto