gár-secg
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
gár-secg
-sæcg, es; m. [gár a spear, secg man] . I. a spear-man, the ocean; hŏmo jăcŭlo armātus, oceănus. The myth of an armed man, - a spear-man is employed by the Anglo-Saxons as a term to denote the Ocean, and has some analogy to the personification of Neptune holding his trident. Spears were placed in the hands of the images of heathen gods, as mentioned by Justin. - Per ea adhuc tempŏra rēges hastas pro diadēmăte habēbant, quas Græci sceptra dixēre. Nam et ab orīgĭne rērum, pro diis immortālĭbus vĕtĕres hastas coluēre; ob cujus religiōnis memŏriam adhuc deōrum simulacris hastæ adduntur, l. xliii : c. iii Úre yldran ealne ðysne ymbhwyrft ðyses middangeardes, cwæþ Orosius, swá swá Oceanus ymbligeþ útan, ðone man gársecg háteþ, on þreó todǽldon our forefathers, said Orosius, divided into three parts, all the globe of this mid-earth, which the ocean that we call Garsecg, surrounds, Ors. 1, 1; Bos. 15, 2-4. Asia is befangen mid Oceanus - dæm gársecge - súþan, and norþan, and eástan Asia is encompassed by the ocean - the garsecg - on the south, and north, and east, 1, 1; Bos. 15, 8. Be norþan ðæm beorgum, andlang ðæs gársecges, óþ ðone norþ-eást ende ðyses middangeardes, ðǽr Bore seó eá scýt út on ðone gársecg to the north of the mountains, along the ocean to the north-east end of this mid-earth, there the river Bore shoots out into the ocean, Ors. 1, 1; Bos. 18, 5-7. Gársecges deóp the ocean's deep, Cd. 157; Th. 195, 24; Exod. 281. Gársecges begang the circuit of ocean, Andr. Kmbl. 1059; An. 530. II. a sea; măre And norþ óþ ðone gársecg, ðe man Cwén-Sǽ hǽt and north to the sea, which is called the White Sea, Ors. 1, 1; Bos. 18, 27. Fuglas cómon of gársecge ăves ex mări vēnērunt, Ps. Th. 104, 35. Út on gársæcge out in the sea, 96, 1.
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