sceam-fæst
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sceam-fæst
adj. Shamefast (corrupted later into shamefaced. v. 1 Tim. 2, 9 where Wicklif has schamefastnesse, the modern copies of the A. V. shamefacedness; the Revised Version has restored shame*-*fastness), modest, bashful Scamfæst verecundus vel pudens, Wrt. Voc. i. 51, 31. Sceamfæst verecundus, 86, 56. Seó scamfæste næcednys pudibunda (pudica .i. erubescens) nuditas, Hpt. Gl. 492, 53. Mǽden is sceamfæst, Lchdm. iii. 188, 6. Scamfæst, 192, 2. On óðre wísan sint tó lǽranne ða scamleásan, on óðre ða scamfæstan (verecundi ), Past. 31; Swt. 205, 21. [Sannte Marȝe wass shammfæst, Orm. 2175. Wyfmen þet byeþ ssamuest, Ayenb. 222, 20. Schamefast chastite, Chauc. Kn. T. 1197. Schamefast verecundus, pudorosus, Prompt. Parv. 443.] v. un-sceamfæst.
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