sceadu
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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sceadu
gen. sceaduwe, sceadwe, sceade; f. Shadow, shade Sceadu umbra, Wrt. Voc. i. 77, 8. I. a shadow (cast by an object) Seó sceadu byþ tó underne seofon and twentigoþan healfes fótes the shadow (of the dial-gnomon) will be twenty-six and a half foot long at nine o'clock (on Christmas day) , Lchdm. iii. 218, 4 (and often on this and following pages). Nis ðeós woruldlíce niht nán þing búton ðære eorþan sceadu betweox ðære sunnan and mankynne . . . Seó sceadu ástíhþ up óþ ðæt heó becymþ tó ðære lyfte ufeweardan, and ðonne beyrnþ se móna hwíltídum, ðonne hé full byþ, on ðære sceade ufeweardre and fággeteþ oððe mid ealle ásweartaþ, 240, 18-24. On India lande wendaþ heora scada (sceada, MSS. R. P.) on sumera súðweard and on wintra norðweard. Eft on Alexandria on dam sumerlícan sunn-stede on middæge ne byþ nán sceadu on nánre healfe, 258, 12-16. His sceadu gehǽlde ða untruman, Homl. Skt. i. 10, 19. Dagas míne swá swá scadu áhyldon, Ps. Spl. 101, 12: 143, 5. Swá ðú on scimiendre sceade lócige sicut umbra, Ps. Th. 143, 5. Dagas míne swá swá sceaduwa áhyldon, Ps. Lamb. 101, 12. II. shade as opposed to light, shadow (lit. and fig.), darkness Ða ðe nán sceadu (scadu, Cott. MSS.) ne geþiestraþ ðære twiéfealdnesse quos nulla umbra duplicitatis obscurat, Past. 35, 4; Swt. 243, 23. Þýstro hæfdon bewrigen mid wolenum wealdendes hrǽw, sceadu forþeode wann under wolcnum, Rood Kmbl. 108; Kr. 54. Oferwreáh ús scadu deáþes, Ps. Spl. 43, 22. On midlunge sceaduwe dǽþes, 22, 4. On scade (sceaduwe, Ps. Lamb.) deáþes, 106, 10. Ðis andwearde líf is swíðe anlíc sceade, and on ðære sceade nán mon ne mæg begitan ða sóðan gesǽlþa, Bt. 27, 3; Fox 98, 19. On midde ða sceade deáþes, Ps. Th. 22, 4. Ðá gesundrode sigora Waldend leóht wið þeóstrum, sceade wið scíman, Cd. Th. 8, 22; Gen. 128. For hwon sécest ðú sceade, 54, 8; Gen. 874. III. shadow, protection Under scaduwe fiðera ðínra gescyld mé, Ps. Spl. 16, 10. Hí slépon úte on triówa sceadum umbras dabat altissima pinus, Bt. 15; Fox 48, 12. IV. a shady place, shade, arbour Scadu scena (cf. geteld scena vel tabernaculum, i. 37, 15), Wrt. Voc. ii. 119, 80. Sceadwe scenam, 80, 1. V. shadow as opposed to substance, an obscure image Seó ealde ǽ wæs swilce sceadu, and seó níwe gecýðnys is sóðfæstnys, Homl. Th. i. 356, 1. Genóg ic ðé hæbbe nú gereht ymbe ða anlícnessa and ymbe ða sceadwa ðære sóðan gesǽlþe hactenus mendacis formam felicitatis ostendisse suffecerit, Bt. 33, 1; Fox 118, 34. [O. E. Homl. sceadewe, shadewe: A. R. scheadewe: Goth. skadus: O. Sax. skado: O. H. Ger. scato.] v. beám-, heolstor-, niht-, scúr-sceadu; scead.
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