Middle English Dictionary Entry

sā̆l(e n.(1)
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(a) The main hall of a palace, castle, or mansion; also, a heavenly hall; in ~; (b) the persons present in the hall; (c) a room, chamber; a dwelling; (d) a tent; (e) used fig.; (f) ?a set of hangings for a hall; ?a canopy [cp. ciel n.]; (g) in surnames and place names [see Smith PNElem.2.96].