horsc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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horsc
adj. Quick, ready, active, valiant, applied generally to mental activity [cf. snel active : Icel. snjallr eloquent], wise, sagacious, sharp, quick-witted Horsc prudens, Cot, 191, Lye. Hwylc is hæleþa ðæs horsc and ðæs hygecræftig ðæt ðæt mǽge ásecgan who amongst men is so quick and cunning of mind as to be able to declare that, Exon. l01 a; Th. 380, 36; Rä. 2, 1. Nis ǽnig ðæs horsc ne ðæs hygecræftig ðe ðín frumcyn mǽge fira bearnum sweotule geséðan, 11 a; Th. 15, 24; Cri. 241. Horsc and hreðergleáw herges wísa a guide of the host, prompt and prudent, Cd. 143; Th. 178, 17; Exod. 13. On horscum wyllan by the quick-flowing [?] spring, Cod. Dipl. Kmbl. iii. 456, 15. Þurh horscne hád through wisdom, Exon. 8 b; Th. 4, 7; Cri. 49. Módum horsce sagacious of mind, 54 a; Th. 190, 12; Az. 72. Horsce mé heredon hilde generedon feóndon biweredon the valiant praised me, from battle saved me, from foes defended me, 94 a; Th. 353, 27; Reim. 19. [O. Sax. horsk (hugiskaft) : Icel. horskr wise : O. H. Ger. horsc alacer, celer, præproperus, volucer, promtus, sagax, v. Grff. iv. 1039-42.]
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