drý-cræft
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
drý-cræft
es; m. [cræft craft, art] Magical art, magic, sorcery; ars magĭca vel malĕfĭca Hí sǽdon ðæt hió sceolde mid hire drýcræft ða men forbredan they said that she should overthrow the men by her sorcery, Bt. 38, 1; Fox 194, 30. Gif hí hwylcne drýcræft hæfdon si quid malĕfĭcæ artis habuissent, Bd. 1, 25; S. 486, 40 : Ex. 7, 11. Sum man wæs mid drýcræfte bepǽht some man was deceived by magic, Homl. Th. i. 448, 13. Warna ðé ðæt ðú ne gíme drýcræfta ne swefena ne hwatena nec inveniātur in te, qui ariolos sciscĭtētur et observet somnia atque augŭria, Deut. 18, 10. Drífan drýcræftas to exercise magical arts, Bt. Met. Fox 26, 107; Met. 26, 54. Mid drýcræftum by sorceries, Ors. 1, 7; Bos. 30, 22.
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