slean

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Noun[edit]

slean (plural sleans)

  1. Alternative spelling of slane

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Etymology[edit]

From an earlier form *sleahan, from Anglo-Frisian *slæhan, from Proto-Germanic *slahaną, from Proto-Indo-European *slak- (to hit, strike, throw). Cognate with Old Frisian slā, Old Saxon slahan (Low German slaan), Dutch slaan, Old High German slahan (German schlagen), Old Norse slá (Danish and Swedish slå), Gothic 𐍃𐌻𐌰𐌷𐌰𐌽 (slahan).

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slēan

  1. to hit, beat, strike, punch
    Ġif hwā mē sliehþ, iċ slēa hine eft heardor.
    If anyone hits me, I'll hit them back harder.
    Hē hine slōg tō grunde.
    He beat him to the ground.
    Hwȳ ne mæġ iċ hearde slēan on mīnum swefnum?
    Why can't I punch hard in my dreams?
  2. to mint
  3. to kill (especially violently); to slay
    Slogan fram eastsæ oð westsæ ond him nænig wiðstod. They slew from the east-sea to the west-sea and none withstood them. (Bede)
  4. to slaughter an animal for food

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