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SPELL

1. To speak; to relate; to learn. "Might I that legend find, By fairies spelt in mystic rhymes." (T. Warton) 2. To put under the influence of a spell; to affect by a spell; to bewitch; to fascinate; to charm. "Spelled with words of power." "He was many spelled with Eleanor Talbot." (Sir G. Buck) 3. To constitute; to measure. "The Saxon heptarchy, when seven kings put together did spell but one in effect." (Fuller) 4. To speak or name in their proper order letters of, as a word; to write or print in order the letters of, especially. The proper letters; to form, as words, by correct orthography. "The word "satire" ought to be spelled with i, and not with y." (Dryden) 5. To detect by characters or marks; to read with difficulty; generally with out; as, to spell out the sense of an author; to spell out a verse in the Bible. "To spell out a God in the works of creation." (South) "To sit spelling and observing divine justice upon each accident." (Milton) Origin: OE. Spellen, spellien, speak, relate, AS. Spellian, fr. Spell a saying, story; akin to MHG. Spellen to relate, Goth. Spilln.e Spell a story. In sense 4 and those next, OE. Spellen, probably originally a various word, and from or influenced by spell a splinter, from the use of a piece of tree to point to the letters in schools: cf. D. Spellen to spell. Cf. Spell splinter. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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