sceacel
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sceacel
es; m. I. a shackle Sceacul vel bend columbar, Wrt. Voc. i. 16, 44. II. the word also glosses plectrum Scecele oððe slegele scecen wé plectra plumemus, ii. 66, 78-80. Sceacelas plectra, 89, 10. [Prompt. Parv. schakkyl numella. Ancren schulen ine so wide scheakeles pleien ine hevuene . . . Þet tet bodi schal beon hwar so euer þe gost wule in one hondhwule, A. R. 94, 25. O. Du. schakel the link or ring of a chain: Icel. skökull the pole of a carriage: Swed. skakel the loose shaft of a carriage: Dan. skagle a trace for a carriage.] v. sweor-sceacel; sceacan.
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