CÍÞ
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
CÍÞ
cýþ, es; m. I. a young shoot of a herb or tree, a CHIT, sprout, germ, sprig, mote; germen, festuca Swá dropan ofer gærsa cíþas quasi stillæ super graminum germina, Deut. 32, 2. Forhwí ǽlc sǽd to cíþum and wyrtrumum weorþe why should every seed turn to germs and roots? Bt. 34, 10; Fox 148, 32. On eallum cedrum cíþ alǽded [MS. cuþ, ciiþ = cíþ alædeð] the germ formed on all cedar trees, Ps. Th. 148, 9. Eall eorþan cíþ every shoot of the earth, 103, 12. Se snáw bewríhþ wyrta cíþ the snow covers the germ of herbs, Salm. Kmbl. 605; Sal. 302. Seó eorþe cýþ mid hire cíþum, ðæt se tíma is geáres anginn the earth makes known by her plants, that the time is the beginning of the year, Homl. Th. i. 100, 16. Forst sceal lúcan eorþan cíþas frost shall lock up the germs of the earth, Exon. 90a; Th. 338, 7; Gn. Ex. 75. Genim wegbrǽdan þrý cýþas take three sprouts of plantain, Herb. 2, 14; Lchdm. i. 84, 14. Ðú meaht gesión lytelne cíþ on ðínes bróður eágan thou canst see a little mote in thy brother's eye, Past. 33, 6; Cot. MS. 42b, 32. Se smala cíþ the small mote, 33, 6; Hat. MS. 43a, 2, 3. Cunna hwæðer ðú mǽge adón ðone cíþ of ðínes bróður eágan try if thou canst remove the mote from thy brother's eye, 33, 6; Hat. MS. 43a, 6. II. seed; crementum Cýþ crementum, Glos. Brux. Recd. 38, 7; Wrt. Voc. 64, 16. Cíþ, vel weres sǽd crementum, vel hominis semen vel crementum, Ælfc. Gl. 74; Som. 71, 73; Wrt. Voc. 44, 55. [O. Sax. kíð, m: O. H. Ger. kídi, n.] DER. gærs-cíþ.
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