to strike, hit reed (in loom) 1 realization
ACCEPTED Realization 1
Type Semantic evolution
Language 1 Old English
Language 2 Middle English
Lexeme 1 sleġe
Lexeme 2 sleie, slai
Meaning 1 blow, hit; death blow, murder mid ānum sleġe; sārsleġe
with one blow; a painful blow
Meaning 2 reed (in loom)
Reference MED
Comment From Proto-West Germanic *slagi 'blow, strike', from Proto-Germanic *slagiz 'blow, strike'. Modern English sley 'reed (in loom)'