hand-seax
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hand-seax
es; n. A short sword, dagger Hæfde hé twigecgede handseax habebat sicam bicipitem, Bd. 2, 9; S. 511, 15. Hæfdon handseax on heora handa habentes in manibus vomeres, 5, 13; S. 633, 16. Godes engel stód mid handsexe God's angel stood with a dagger, Homl. Th. ii. 272, 17. Án handsecs on hundeahtotigan mancysan goldes a dagger worth eighty mancuses of gold, Th. Chart. 501, 3: 502, 16. Handsex, 527, 8. [Laym. hond-sæx: Icel. hand-sax a short sword, dirk.]
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