ceorl


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ce·orl

 (chā′ôrl)
n.
A freeman of the lowest class in Anglo-Saxon England.

[Old English.]

ceorl

(tʃɛəl)
n
(Historical Terms) a freeman of the lowest class in Anglo-Saxon England
[Old English; see churl]
ˈceorlish adj

ceorl

(ˈtʃeɪ ɔrl)

n.
(in Anglo-Saxon England) a freeman of the lowest rank.
[< Old English; see churl]
ceorl′ish, adj.
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Concluding, McCarthy enumerates the reasons to believe there were strong similarities between the Romano-British colonus and the Anglo-Saxon ceorl (e.
Dunnere pa cwaed, darod acwehte, uneorne ceorl, ofer eall clypode, bed pet beorna gehwylc Byrhtnod wrece: "Ne maeg na wandian se pe wrecan penced frean on folce, ne for feore murnan.
Where Zarathustra gave birth to stars, the slave markings smudged the glass: The black hole involuted, not worthy even to lick the soles of the ceorl .