ge-sceap
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-sceap
-scæp, -scep, es; pl. nom. acc. -sceapu, -sceapo; gen. -sceapa, -sceapena; n. I. a creation, created being or thing, creature; creātio, creātūra Song he be middangeardes gesceape cănēbat de creātiōne mundi, Bd. 4, 24; S. 598, 9. Þurh ðæt beorhte gesceap through that bright creature, Elen. Kmbl. 1576; El. 790. Ðissesgisceppes hujus creationis, Rtl. 21, 10. II. a decree, fate, destiny, condition, nature, form, shape; fātum, destĭnāta, condĭtio, nātūra, indŏles, forma, spĕcies Ðæt ic sceolde wið gesceape mínum on bonan willan búgan that I must submit to a murderer's will against my nature, Exon. 126 b; Th. 486, 2; Rä. 72, 6. Ðeós woruld gesceap dreógeþ this world fulfils its destiny, 122 b; Th. 469, 25; Hy. 11, 7: Beo. Th. 6160; B. 3084. Swá mín gesceapu wǽron such were my decrees, Exon. 103 a; Th. 391, 19; Rä. 10, 7: 110 a; Th. 421, 26; Rä. 40, 24: Cd. 76; Th. 95, 4; Gen. 1573. Ðæt ðín líchoma leóhtra wurde, ðín gesceapu scénran that thy body would become brighter, thy form more beauteous, 25; Th. 32, 14; Gen. 503. God gesceapo ferede ǽghwylcum on eorþan eormencynnes God has borne his decrees to every one of the human race an earth, Exon. 88 b; Th. 333, 1; Vy. 95. Sinewealt gesceap volūbĭle schēma, Ælfc. Gl. 100; Som. 77, 14; Wrt. Voc. 55, 18. Giscæp habitus, Rtl. 103, 32. III. the privy members; vĕrenda, pŭdenda Sumne dǽl ðæs felles æt foreweardan his gesceape part of the foreskin, Homl. Th. i. 94, 1. His gesceapu maðan weóllon his members swarmed with vermin, 86, 10: ii. 512, 4: Gen. 9, 22. Wið gicþan ðæra gesceapa against itch of the verenda, Herb. 94, 4; Lchdm. i. 204, 22: 123, 1; Lchdm. i. 234, 19. Ðæra gesceapena of the verenda, 103, 1; Lchdm. i. 218, 7. [O. Sax. gi-skap creature; gi-skapu, pl. decrees of fate, v. Grm. D. M. 817.] DER. frum-gesceap, fyrn-, heáh-.
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