díc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine, Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
díc
e; f. I. a ditch, the excavation or trench made by throwing out the earth, a channel for water; fossa, excavātio vel scrŏbis unde terram fodĕrant Ðonne to ðære díce hyrnan then to the corner of the ditch, Th. Diplm. A. D. 905; 495, 21. Ðonne on ðone weg, ðe scýt ofer ða díc then to the way, that leads over the ditch, Th. Diplm. A. D. 900; 145, 27. On ða díc to the ditch, Cod. Dipl. Apndx. 441; A. D. 956; Kmbl. iii. 437, 11, 15, 27. Of ðam bróc on ða ealdan díc from the brook to the old ditch, 556; A. D. 969; Kmbl. iii. 48, 21. On ða reádan díc in the reedy ditch, Cod. Dipl. 1172; A. D. 955; Kmbl. v. 332. 13. Binnon lytlum fæce wendon to Lundene; and dulfon ðá áne mycele díc, on ða súþ-healfe, and drógon heora scipa [scypo MS. Cot. Tiber. B. i; scipo MS. Cot. Tiber. B. iv] onwest-healfe ðære brycge within a little space they went to London; and they then dug a great ditch, on the south side, and dragged their ships to the west side of the bridge, Chr. 1016; Th. 281, 4-7, col. 1. II. sometimes díc, es; m. is found to denote-a ditch or channel for water Ymbútan ðone weall [Babilónes] is se mǽsta díc, on ðam is yrnende se ungefóglecesta streám; and, wiðútan ðam díce, is geworht twegra elna heáh weall round the wall [of Babylon] is a very great ditch, in which runs the deepest stream; and, outside the ditch, a wall is built two ells high, Ors. 2, 4; Bos. 44, 26, 27. [Prompt. dyke fossa: Piers P. dyk, dych a ditch: Chauc. dich a ditch: Laym. dic, dich, f. a ditch: Plat. diek, dík, m. a pond: Frs. dijck, m. vallum: Ger. teich, m. a pond: M. H. Ger. tích, m. a pond: Dan. dige, n. a ditch: Swed. dike, n. a ditch, trench: Icel. díki, dík, n. a ditch.]
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