sǽ-weard
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sǽ-weard
sea-ward, keeping watch and ward on the sea-coast; it was a duty that might be required in some cases of the thane and of the 'cotsetla' Of manegum landum máre landriht áríst tó cyniges gebanne . . . sǽweard (the section refers to the 'thegen'), L. R. S. 1; Th. i. 432, 8. Werige his (the 'cotsetla' ) hláfordes inland, gif him man beóde, æt sǽwearde, 3 ; Th. i. 432, 28. Cf. the description of Beowulf's landing Ða of wealle geseah weard Scyldinga, se ðe holmclifu healdan scolde, etc. , Beo. Th. 463 sqq.
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