sceaft
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
§7,
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sceaft
es; m. : e, f. I. creation, origin Ealle sint emnæðele gif wé willaþ þone fruman sceaft geþencan and ðone Scippend . . . Ac ǽlc mon ðe allunga underþeóded biþ unþeáwum forlǽt his Sceppend and his fruman sceaft si primordia vestra auctoremque Deum spectes, nullis degener exstat, ni vitiis pejora favens proprium deserat ortum, Bt. 30, 2; Fox 110, 17-21. II. a creation, what is created, a creature Ealre sceafte fæder omniparens, Germ. 389, 2. Fram fruman gesceafte (scæftes, Lind.) ab initio creaturae, Mk. Skt. 10, 6. Of frymmðe ðære gesceafte (ðæs sceæftes, Lind.) ðe God gesceóp ab initio creaturae quam condidit Deus, 13, 19. Bodiaþ godspell ealre gesceafte (éghwelcum sceafte, Lind.) praedicate euangelium omni creaturae, 16, 15. Gif God næfde on eallum his ríce náne frige sceaft (gesceaft, Cott. MS.), Bt. 41, 2; Fox 244, 29. Forðæm sint ðás sceafta (gesceafta, Cott. MS.), 41, 5; Fox 252, 30. Alra þinga ł sceafta omnium rerum, Mt. Kmbl. p. 12, 16. [Our schaftwele knawes he ipse scit figmentum nostrum, Ps. 102, 14. Godd þatt alle shaffte wrohhte, Orm. pref. 58. Swilc safte (the tabernacle) was ear neuere on werlde brogt, Gen. and Ex. 3628. For be a man faire or foule 'it falleth nouȝte for to lakke þe shappe ne þe shafte' þat God shope hymselue, Piers P. B. 11, 387. O. Sax. -skaft: O. H. Ger. -scaft.] v. ǽr-, ed-, frum-, ge-, geó-, hyge-, meotud-, nafel-, orleg-, self-, un-, wan-sceaft.
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