Middle English Dictionary Entry

yellen v.
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Note: Cp. galen v., goulen v.
(a) Of a person, devil, etc.: to make a loud cry because of grief, joy, etc., cry out; also in metonymy [quot. a1382]; (b) to exclaim loudly, shout; chant or sing loudly; (c) to utter (sth., certain specified words) loudly, shout; (d) of an animal, a bird, etc.: to cry out with a natural sound or when provoked, in pain, etc.; yelling foules, owls; (e) of an object, water: to make a strident, grating, or crashing sound; also, of a noise: reverberate discordantly; (f) of a trumpet: to sound; (g) ?error for ihelen v.(2).