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  • And finally, on an Anglo-Saxon note, "a mikieła" struck me as interesting because of its relationship to Old English "micel".

    languagehat.com: WILAMOWICEAN.

  • And I have just noticed that my comment about the strangeness of the "micel" cognate ending up in that phrase has already been brought up in the discussion section of that Wikipedia article.

    languagehat.com: WILAMOWICEAN.

  • Beorht wæron burgræced, burnsele monige, heah horngestreon, heresweg micel, meodoheall monig mondreama full, oþþæt þæt onwende wyrd seo swiþe.

    Making Light: Open thread 134

  • Þa was þe eorl under {} fangen æt Wincestre ⁊ æt lundene mid micel wurtscipe. ⁊ alle diden hi {m} manred. ⁊ suoren þe pais to halden. ⁊ hit ward sone suythe god pais. sua ð neure was here.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • Will {el} m eorl of Albamar þe þe king adde beteht euorwic ⁊ to other æuez men mid fæumen ⁊ fuhten wid heo {m}. ⁊ fle {m} den þe king æt te Standard. ⁊ sloghen suithe micel of his genge.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • Godman he wes ⁊ micel æie wes of hi {m}. durste nanman misdon wið oðer on his time.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • Þa ferde he mid micel færd into engle [la] nd. ⁊ wan castles. ⁊ te king ferde agenes hi {m} mid  {180} micel mare ferd. ⁊ þoþwæthere fuhtten hi noht. oc ferden þe ærceb {iscop} ⁊ te wise me ` n´ betwux heo {m}. ⁊ makede ð sahte ð te king sculde ben lauerd ⁊ king wile he liuede.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • S. destroys period after sêlest, puts wäs ... micel in parenthesis, and inserts a colon after tîd. l.

    Beowulf

  • The comp. mâre must be supplied before þone in: medo-ärn micel ... (mâre) þone yldo beam æfre ge-frunon, 69; instr.sg. ge-trume micle, 923; micle (_by much, much_); micle leófre (_far dearer_),

    Beowulf

  • Grendles gûð-cräft gumum undyrne: þâ wäs äfter wiste wôp up âhafen, micel morgen-swêg.

    Beowulf

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