hand-cræft
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hand-cræft
es; m. Skill or power of the hand, handicraft Ðes lama wædla búton handcræfte Godes beboda gefylde this paralytic pauper without the use of his hands fulfilled God's commands, Homl. Th. ii. 98, 17. Mid his handcræfte with his manual skill [in tent-making], i. 392, 16. Wé lǽraþ ðæt preósta gehwilc tó-eácan láre leornige handcræftgeorne we enjoin that every priest besides book-learning diligently learn a handicraft, L. Edg. C. 11; Th. ii. 246, 17. Eác him gerísaþ handcræftas góde ðæt man on his híréde cræftas begange good handicrafts are also befitting him, that crafts may be practised in his household, L. I. P. 8; Th. ii. 314, 23. [O. Sax. hand-kraft strength, power of hand.]
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