hláford-swica
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hláford-swica
an; m. A betrayer of his lord, a traitor to his lord Se man ðe ðis gefæst ne þearf hé him ná ondrǽdan hellewítan bútan hé beó hláfordswica the man that keeps this fast need not fear the pains of hell, unless he be a traitor to his lord, Lchdm. iii. 228, 24. Hér sind on earde on mistlíce wísan hláfordswican manige here in the land are in divers manners many traitors, Swt. A. S. Rdr. 107, 88: 110, 176. [Laym. lauerd-, louerd-swike traitor.]
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