ceást
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine, Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ceást
e; f? es; n? Strife, contention, murmuring, sedition, scandal; lis, rixa, seditio On ceáste in strife, L. Alf. 18; Th. i. 48, note 34. Gif he þurh unnytte ceáste man ofsleá fæste x geár si in inutili rixa hominem occident, x annas jejunet, L. Ecg. P. iv. 68, § 22; Th. ii. 230, 29. Ne he ceaste ne astirige he shall not stir up strife, L. Ælf. P. 50; Th. ii. 386, 12. Folcslíte vel ǽswícung, sacu, ceást seditio, Ælfc. Gl. 15; Som. 58, 39; Wrt. Voc. 21, 30. [Piers P. cheeste, cheste.] v. ceás strife.
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