ge-scyrtan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-scyrtan
p. -scyrte; pp. -scyrted, -scyrt; v.a. [scyrt short] . I. to shorten, contract, lessen; abbreviare, minuere : Ða spell ic sceal gescyrtan I must shorten the stories, Ors. 1, 8; Bos. 31, 29. Ðú his dagena tíd gescyrtest minorasti dies temporis ejus, Ps. Th. 88, 38. Gif drihten ðás dagas ne gescyrte ... he gescyrte ða dagas nisi breviasset dies ... breviavit dies, Mk. Bos. 13, 20. Búton ða dagas gescyrte wǽron ... ða dagas beóþ gescyrte, Mt. Bos. 24, 22. Heáp wæs gescyrted the crowd was diminished, Elen. Kmbl. 282; El. 141. II. to become short, be lessened, fail Ðætte gescyrte deficere, Jn. Skt. p. 3, 12: Lind. 2, 3.
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