á-cumba
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine, Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
á-cumba
an; m: ǽ-cumbe, an; n ? [cemban to comb] . I. oakum, that which is combed, the coarse part of hemp,—Hards, flax, tow; stuppa = στύππη,στύπη [v. heordas stuppæ, R. 68] Afyl ða wúnde, and mid ácum-ban besweð fill the wound, and swathe up with tow. L. M. 1, 1; Lchdm, ii. 22, 21. Ǽcumbe stuppa, Ælfc. Gl. 64; Som. 69, 2; Wrt. Voc. 40, 36. II. the thing pruned or trimmed, properly of trees, and figuratively of other things, hence,—Prunings, clippings, trimmings; putamen, hinc,—putamina non solum arborum sunt, verum omnium rerum purgamenta. Nam quicquid ex quacumque re projicitur, putamen appellate Ácumba puta-men, Mone B.3702. Ácumban putamina, 3703, p. 407. III. reduced to ashes, it was used as a substitute for σπόδιον = σποδός Wood ashes; spodium Græcorum nihil aliud est, quam radix Alcannæ combusta, officinæ ustum ebur ejus loco substituunt To sealfe, ním. ácumban, cneówholen for a salve, take the ashes of oakum, butcher's broom, L. M. 1, 33; Lchdm, ii. 80, 11. Ácumba ashes of oakum, 1, 47; Lchdm, ii. 120, 14.
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