sceanca
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sceanca
an ; m. I. a shank, shin, the leg from the knee to the foot Sceanca crus , Ælfc. Gr. 9, 33 ; Som. 12, 22: Wrt. Voc. ii. 137, 21: i. 71, 56. Scance(-a?) crus, sceanca[n] crura , 44, 68. Gif se sconca biþ þyrel beneoðan cneówe, L. Alf. pol. 63; Th. i. 96, 16. Gif monnes sconca biþ of áslagen wið ðæt cneóu, 72 ; Th. i. 98, 19. Nim blæces hundes deádes ðone swýðran fótes sceancan (fótscancan, MS. B. ), Lchdm. i. 362, 27. Sconcan crura , Wrt. Voc. i. 65, 41. Scancan, ii. 17, 43. Sceancan crura, scancan tibiae , i. 283, 69-70. Lǽcedómas wið scancena sáre, and gif scancan forade synd. Lchdm. ii. 6, 10. Sindon ða scancan (of the Phenix) scyllum biweaxen crura tegunt squamae , Exon. Th. 219, 20; Ph. 310. Scancan tibias , Hpt. Gl. 482, 64: Kent. Gl. 982. Sconca[n?] suras , Wrt. Voc. ii. 93, 5. Ðæt man forbrǽce hyra sceancan (crura ). Jn. Skt. 19, 31, 32, 33. Se sceocca gewráð his sceancan, Homl. Skt. i. 11, 223. Sconcan, Salm. Kmbl. 203; Sal. 101. II. the upper part of the leg (= þeóhsceanca) Ic wille ðæt gé fédaþ án earm Engliscmon . . . Ágyfe mon hine . . . án scone spices oððe án ram weorðe iiii. peningas, L. Ath. i. prm.; Th. i. 198, 7. [Dan. Swed. skank a shank: cf. Germ. schenkel.] v. earm-, fót-, hóh-, þeóh-sceanca.
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