hrycg
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hrycg
es; m. I. a back of a man or animal; dorsum, spina Hricg dorsum, Ǽlfc. Gl. 74; Som. 71, 47; Wrt. Voc. 44,30.Hricc, Blickl. Gl.. Swylce mé wǽre se hrycg forbrocen dum configitur [confringitur, Ps. Surt.] spina, Ps. Th. 31, 4. Hiora hrygc simle gebiéged ... se hrygc ðæt sint ða hiéremenn ... se hrycg færþ æfter ǽlcre wuhte dorsum illorum semper incurva ... qui subsequenter inhærent dorsa nominantur, Past. 1, 4; Swt. 29, 9-14. Hét gewríðan ðone pápan and ðone óðerne preóst tó his hricge hindan, Homl. Th. ii. 310, 31: 416, 10. Pricaþ innan ðán sculdru[m] and on ðan hrigge swilce ðár þornas on sý there are prickings in the shoulders and back as if there were thorns in, Lchdm. iii. 120, 10. Ne hé on horses hrycge cuman wolde non equorum dorso vectus, Bd. 3, 5; S. 526, 28. Se cyning hæfde his hrycg him tó hliépan ut ipse acclinis humi regem super adscensurum in equum dorso adtolleret, Ors. 6, 24; Swt. 274, 24. Ðonne went hé his hrycg tó him jam terga in ejus faciem mittit, Past. 52, 4; Swt. 407, 8: Lchdm. iii. 242, 13. Of hry[g]um de spinis, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 7, 16. Hrygas spinæ, 13, 7. II. a ridge, rigg [of barley, etc; see Halliw. Dict. rig], high line of continuous hills, an elevated surface Anlang hrycges tó ðære eorþburh along the ridge to the earthen fort, Cod. Dipl. Kmbl. iii. 411, 21. Eal bútan ánan hrycge, 19, 4. West ðonan on ðone hrycg, 416, 17. Ofer ðæs temples hricg supra pinnam templi, Lk. Skt. 4, 9. Com ic on sǽs hricg veni in altitudinem maris, Ps. Th. 68, 2. Ofer sǽs hrygc, Lchdm. iii. 34, 16. Sende ic ofer wæteres hrycg ealde mádmas I sent across the water old treasures, Beo. Th. 947; B. 471. On wæteres hricg, Salm. Kmbl. 38; Sal. 19. Ǽr ðon wé tó londe geliden hæfdon ofer breóne hrycg ere to land we came across the rough sea, Exon. 20 b; Th. 53, 31; Cri. 859. Rídan ýða hrycgum to ride on the crests of the waves, 101 b; Th. 384, 25; Rä. 4, 33. [Laym. rugge: A. R. rug: Ayenb. reg: Havel. rig: Piers P. rugge: Prompt. Parv. rygge, of a lond porca: Icel. hryggr back, spine; a ridge: Dan. rug: O. H. Ger. hrucki dorsum, tergum: Ger. rücken.] v. stán-, sund-hrycg. The word under the forms rig, ridge may be found in many compounds among various dialects. See E. D. S. Reprinted Glossaries, Halliwell's Dictionary, and Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary.
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