sceáf
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.
sceáf
es; m. A sheaf, bundle. I. in the following glosses Sceáfes fascis, sceáfe fasculo (fascicule) , Wrt. Voc. ii. 34, 62-63. Sceáfas areoli, 7, 16: garbas, 40, 60: garbas, manipulas, 89, 19. Sceabas, scébas areoli, Txts. 38, 30: garbas, 66, 468. Sceáfum fasciculis, Hpt. Gl. 520, 19. II. a sheaf (of corn) Mé þúhte ðæt wé bundon sceáfas (manipulos) on æcere and ðæt mín sceáf árise ómiddan eówrum sceáfum and eówre gilmas ábugon tó mínum sceáfe, Gen. 37, 7. Gýme hé ðæt náðor ne misfare ne corn ne sceáf, Anglia ix. 260, 12. Mid his sceáfe sceát áfyllan, Ps. Th. 128, 5. Hé nǽnne sceáf (manipulum) ne rípþ, Past. 39, 2; Swt. 287, 3. Heora sceáfas (manipulos) beraþ, Ps. Th. 125, 6. II a. a bundle (of herbs) :-- Dippaþ ysopan sceáf (sceaft, Thw.) on ðam blóde fasciculum hyssopi tingite in sanguine, Ex. 12, 22. Syndrige sceáfas separate bundles (of rue, dill, mint, and marche), Lchdm. ii. 188, 24. Rúdan sceáfas þrý, 216, 2. [O. H. Ger. scoub: Ger. schaub: Du. schoof: Icel. skanf a fox's brush.]
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