medusetl

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From medu + setl.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

medusetl n (nominative plural medusetlu)

  1. (poetic) mead-seat, mead-bench
    Oft Scyld Scefing sceaþena þreatum monegum mægþum meodosetla ofteah. Shield Sheafson often deprived the warriors of many armies of their mead-benches. (Beowulf ll. 4-5)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Only attested once (Beowulf, see quote above)