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MIDDEL - MIDLUNG

middel; superl. midlest; adj. Middle :-- Be midelen streáme in mid stream, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 385, 15. Se midlesta finger the middle finger, L. Alf. pol. 58; Th. i. 96, 3. Be ðam midlæstan (the third in a list of five names) is nú tó secgenne, Bd. 4, 23; S. 594, 15. Swá biþ dám midlestan monnum so it is with men of an intermediate class (between the best and the great majority of mankind), Bt. 39, 7; Fox 222, 4 (v. midd). [O. Sax. middil-gard: O. Frs. middel; superl. midlest, -ost, -ast: Icel. meðal-, in cpds.: O. H. Ger. mittil: Laym. Gen. and Ex. A. R. Ayenb. have superl. midlest.] Middel is found as the first part of many names of places, e.g. Middel-tún Middleton, Middel-hám Middleham, etc., Cod. Dip. Kmbl. vi. 315; see also following words.

middel-dæg, es; m. Mid-day :-- Syle drincan middeldagum, Lchdm. iii. 74, 6: L. M. 1, 15; Lchdm. ii. 56, 22. Hé ðonne on middeldagum inne gewunode, 1, 72; Lchdm. ii. 146, 13. [Cf. O. H. Ger. mittila-tagun meridianus (ventus).] Cf. middel-niht.

middel-dæ-acute;l, es; m. The middle :-- Ongén ðæm middeldæ-acute;le (other MS. middele) on ðæm eástende ad mediam frontem orientis, Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 10, 6.

Middel-Engle, a; pl. The Middle Angles, the Angles of Leicestershire (v. Green's Making of England, pp. 74-80) :-- Of Engle cóman Eást-Engle and Middel-Engle and Myrce and eall Norþhembra cynn de Anglis Orientales Angli, Mediterranei Angli, Merci, tota Nordanhymbrorum progenies ... sunt orti, Bd. 1, 15; S. 483, 25. Midel-Angle, Chr. 449; Erl. 12, 12. Middel-Engla mæ-acute;gþ ... wæs cristen geworden. Ðissum tídum Middel-Engle Cristes geleáfan onféngon, Bd. 3, 21; S. 550, 36-39. Ðá wæs Déma biscop geworden Middel-Engla and eác Myrcna samod ... hé forþférde on Middel-Englum on ðam þeódlande ðe is nemned on Feppingum, S. 551, 32-36: 3, 24; S. 557, 17. [When the Middle Angles had a bishop of their own the see was at Leicester.] Færpinga þreó hund hýda is in Middel-Englum, Cod. Dip. B. i. 414, 27. Ðone Ceaddan se ercebiscop æ-acute;sænde Myrceon tó biscope and Middel-Englum and Lindesfarum, Shrn. 59, 14.

middel-finger, es; m. The middle finger :-- Middelfinger medius vel impudicus, Wrt. Voc. i. 44, 6: 71, 32: ii. 58, 5. Gif man middelfinger of áslæhþ iv. scill. gebéte, L. Ethb. 54; Th. i. 16, 11.

middel-fléra, an; m. -flére, an; f. A partition (?; it occurs as an alternative with words meaning) the gristle of the nose, bridge of the nose :-- Middelfléra interpinnium, Wrt. Voc. ii. 49, 48. Nose grystle vel middelflére internasus vel interfinium vel interpinium, i. 43, 20. [v. interfinium the grystell of the nose, Wülck. 590, 15: bryg of the nese, 634, 9: 675, 25.]

middel-fót, es; m. The middle of the foot, the instep :-- Middelfót subtel, Wrt. Voc. i. 45, 3.

middel-gemæ-acute;ru; pl. n. A middle or central district :-- On Filistina middelgemæ-acute;rum in the centre of the land of the Philistines, Salm. Kmbl. 509; Sal. 255.

middel-gesculdru, -gescyldru; pl. n. The part between the shoulders :-- Middelgesculdru interscapilium, Wrt. Voc. i. 44, 29. Middelgescyldru interscapulum, ii. 49, 49. [Cf. Icel. mið-herðar mid-shoulders.]

middel-niht, e; f. Mid-night :-- Nalles æfter lyfte lácende hwearf middelnihtum, Beo. Th. 5658; B. 2833: 5557; B. 2782: Bt. Met. Fox 28, 93; Met. 28, 47: Exon. 129 b; Th. 498, 4; Rä. 87, 7. Cf. middel-dæg and mid-niht.

Middel-Seaxe, -Seaxan; pl. The Middle-Saxons, Saxons who settled in the district west of London, and whose name is preserved in the present Middlesex: they appear to have been an offshoot of the East Saxons. v. Green's Making of England, p. 111, note :-- Hér Middel-Seaxe (but MS. E. Middal-Engla, v. under Middel-Engle) onféngon ryhtne geleáfan, Chr. 653; Erl. 26, 24. Hí hæfdon ðá ofergán i. Eást-Engle, and ii. Eást-Sexe, and iii. Middel-Sexe, 1011; Erl. 144. 33. In provincia quæ nuncupatur Middel-Seaxan, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. i. 59, 20 (the charter is of a king of Essex). In Middil-Saexum, 142, 7.

middes. v. tó-middes.

midde-sumor, es; m. Mid-summer :-- Ðis godspel gebyraþ on middesumeres mæsseæ-acute;fen, Lk. Skt. 1, 1, rubric. On middesumeres dæg, Herb. 4, 5; Lchdm. i. 90, 17. [Icel. mið-sumar.] v. midde-winter, mid-sumor.

midde-weard; adj. Mid-ward, middle of (the noun with which the word agrees) :-- Middeweard hand vola vel tenar vel ir, Wrt. Voc. i. 43, 54. Middewærd lencten vel foreweard lencten ver novum, 53, 26. Middeweard hit mæg bión þrítig míla brád oððe brádre Norway may be thirty miles or more across the middle, Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 18, 31. Andlangæs bróces middesweardes along the middle of the brook, Cod. Dip. B. i. 295, 31. On middeweardum (-an, MSS. R. L.) hyre ryne, Lchdm. iii. 250, 26. On middeweardre sæ-acute; in medio mari, Cant. Moys. 8. Ymb ða eaxe middewearde hwearfaþ they revolve about the middle of the axis, Bt. 39, 3; Fox 214, 23. Seó eá is irnende þurh middewearde Babylonia burg mediam Babylonian interfluentem, Ors. 2, 4; Swt. 74, 3: 1, 3; Swt. 32, 6. As a noun :-- On middeweardan innoþes mínes in medio ventris mei, Ps. Lamb. 21, 15.

midde-winter, es; m. Mid-winter, Christmas :-- Ðis sceal on Sunnandæg betweox myddewintres mæssedæge and twelftan dæge, Lk. Skt. 2, 33, rubric. Ne miht ðú wín wringan on midne winter (meddewinter, MS. Bod.), Bt. 5, 2; Fox 10, 32. v. midde-sumor, mid-winter.

mid-eard, es; m. The world :-- Mideardes ordfruman mundi originem, Hymn. Surt. 13, 30. Seó sunne ðe onlíht ealne mideard, Homl. Skt. 1, 72. v. middan-eard.

mid-fæsten, es; n. Mid-Lent :-- Wæs mycel gemót tó midfestene, Chr. 1047; Erl. 175, 11. [Cf. Icel. mið-fasta mid-Lent.]

mid-feorh, gen. -feores; m. n. The period of middle age :-- Midferh juventus, Wrt. Voc. ii. 112, 17. Oft biþ on hálgum gewrietum genemned midfeorh (MS. mid feorwe) tó giúguþháde aliquando adolescentia juventus vocatur, Past. 49, 5; Swt. 385, 31. [Cf. Ps. Th. 54, 24 on middum feore: O. Sax. (man) mid-firi: O. H. Ger. mitti-uerha dimidio (dierum meorum).] v. next two words.

mid-ferhþ, es; m. n. Middle life or age :-- On cnihtháde ... swá forþ eallne giógoþhád ... and ðonne lytle æ-acute;r his midferhþe, Bt. 38, 5; Fox 206, 25.

mid-ferhtness, e; f. Middle age :-- Seó heora iúgoþ and seó midfyrhtnes bútan æ-acute;gwylcum leahtre gestanden, hwylc talge wé ðæt seó yldo and se ende ðæs heora lífes wæ-acute;re? Blickl. Homl. 163, 3-6.

mid-help, es; m: e; f. Help, assistance :-- Tó miðhelpe adjuvando, Rtl. 29, 36.

mid-hrif, es; n. m. [mid middle, hrif ventus] The mid-riff; the diaphragm, separating the heart from the stomach, etc.; also the entrails :-- Midrif disseptum, Wrt. Voc. i. 44, 51: exta, 44, 49. Wið ðæt mannes midrif ace, Herb. cont. 3, 6; Lchdm. i. 6, 21. Midrife, Lchdm. i. 88, 11. On ðam uferan hrife oððe on ðam midhrife, L. M. 2, 46; Lchdm ii. 260, 20. Of ðam midhrife, se is betweox ðære wambe and ðære lifre, 2, 56; Lchdm. ii. 278, 10. [O. Frs. mid-ref.] v. next word, and see hrif

mid-hriðere, -hridir, es; n. The membrane enclosing the entrails :-- Midhridir, nioþanweard hype ilia, Wrt. Voc. ii. 110, 54. Midhriðre omentum, i. 65, 56. Midhryðre, 284, 3. Midhryðere, ii. 64, 4. [O. Frs. midrithere membrana qua jecor et splen pendent; cf. also mid-rede, -rith the mid-riff: mydrede diafragma, Wrt. Voc. i. 208, 31.]

midl, es; n. I. a bit, curb (of a bridle) :-- Midl frenum vel lupatum: brídles midl chamus, Wrt. Voc. i. 23, 21, 22. Midlum lupatis (repagulis), Hpt. Gl. 406, 27. Of ísenum midlum &l-bar; brídlum ferratis salivaribus (repagulis), 458, 3: Homl. Th. i. 360, 19: Elen. Kmbl. 2349; El. 1176: 2384; El. 1193. Miðlum, Wrt. Voc. ii. 119, 49. II. the thong which bound the oar to the pin :-- Midla strupiar, Wrt. Voc. i. 57, 6. Midlu, 63, 65. [Cf. in the same list of words connected with ships ár-wiððe struppus, 56, 37.]

midlen, es; n. The middle, midst, centre :-- Of midlene ex centro i. ex medio, Wrt. Voc. ii. 145, 66. On medlene in meditullio i. in medio, Hpt. Gl. 405, 37. Ic eom on eówrum midlene, Lk. Skt. 22, 27. On fýres midlene de medio ignis, Deut. 4, 15: 5, 24. Hé eardode in hæ-acute;ðenra midlene ... on þorna midlynæ, Shrn. 125, 7-8. Ða englas ásyndriaþ ða yfelan of ðæra gódra midlene, Mt. Kmbl. 13, 49. Ic eom on hyra midlene, 18, 20. On midline in dimidio, Blick. Gl. Se Hæ-acute;lend gesette æ-acute;nne lytling on hyra midlen, 18, 2. Ðá férde hé þurh hyra

middn, Lk. Skt. 4, 30.

mid-lencten, es; n. m. Mid-Lent :-- On mydlenctenes Sunnandæg, Jn. Skt. 6, 1, rubric. Tó midlængtene, Chart. Th. 349, 28.

midlest. v. middel.

midl-hring, es; m. The ring of a bit :-- Midlhringas armillae, Wrt. Voc. ii. 10, 18.

midlian; p. ode To bridle, curb, restrain :-- Forðæm is sió tunge gemetlíce tó midliganne (midlianne, Cot. MSS.) lingua itaque discrete frenanda est, Past. 38, 5; Swt. 275, 11. v. ge-midlian; á-, un-, unge- midled.

midlian; p. ode To mediate. [Icel. miðla to mediate.] v. midligend and ge-midlian.

mid-lifiend, es; m. One co-existent with another :-- Uppstige ðæs midlifiendes [ðæs lifigendan, MS. Ca.], Bd. 3, 17; S. 545, 24, note. v. next word.

midligend, es; m. A mediator :-- Uppstige ðæs midligendes Godes ascensionem mediatoris, Dei, Bd. 3, 17; S. 545, 24, note.

midlung, e; f. The middle, midst :-- Of midlunge hwelpa de medio catulorum, Ps. Lamb. 56, 5. Of midlunge ðínum bósme de medio sinu tuo, 73, 11. On midlunge sceaduwe dæ-acute;þes in medio umbrae mortis, Ps. Spl. 22, 4: Cant. Moys. 19: Cant. Abac. 2: Ps. Lamb. 73, 12. On midlunga, 81, 1. v. next word.