scealfor
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine, Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
scealfor
e; f.: scealfra, an; m. A diver (bird) Scalfr, scalfur mergulus, Txts. 78, 647. Scealfr mergus, Wrt. Voc. i. 29, 13. Scealfor turdella, mergula, 63, 15, 16: mergulus, 280, 11: ii. 56, 18: 89, 54. Scealfra mergus vel mergulus, i. 77, 27. Grǽdigre scelfre voracis mergulae, Hpt. Gl. 418, 70. Ðá geseah hé swymman scealfran on flóde, and gelóme doppettan ádúne tó grunde éhtende þearle ðære eá fixa . . . Ðá hét Martinus ða fugelas ðæs fixnoðes geswícan, and tó wéstene síðian; and ða scealfran gewiton áweg tó holte, Homl. Th. ii. 516, 6-12.
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