scearp
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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scearp
adj. I. sharp, having a fine edge or point Seaxes ecg scearp, Exon. Th. 70, 21; Cri. 1142. Ic eom heard and scearp, ingonges strong, 479, 19; Rä. 63, 1. Genim ðæs scearpan þistles moran, Lchdm. ii. 314, 11. Scearpe gáras, Cd. Th. 124, 18; Gen. 2064. Ða Walas ádrifon sumre eá ford ealne mid scearpum pílum, Chr. Erl. 5, 10. Scearpre ðonne ǽni sweord, Ps. Th. 44, 4. Nǽdle scearpran, Exon. Th. 373, 33; Seel. 119. Scearpeste stánas cautes vel murices, Wrt. Voc. i. 38, 22. II. sharp to the taste, pungent, acid Sió scearpe docce oxylapatium, Wrt. Voc. ii. 65, 50: Lchdm. iii. 304, col. 2. Meng wið scearpum ecede, i. 354, 22: ii. 72, 16. On wíne wel scearpum, 180, 16. Mettas ge drincan ða ðe habban hát mægen and scearp, 184, 10. Ðæs scearpestan wínes .v. sestras, 252, 8. II a. acrid :-- Ða yfelan wǽtan sceorfendan and scearpan, Lchdm. ii. 176, 20. III. sharp of speech (cf. sharp-tongued) Hé biþ scarp and biter and swíðe wær on his wordum, Lchdm. iii. 162, 13. Wǽron hyra tungan tó yfele gehwam ungemet scearpe, Ps. Th. 56, 5. IV. sharp, keen, severe, of pain or of that which causes pain Syððan com se scearpa hungor and ádyde hí mid ealle, Chr. 1086; Erl. 219, 37. Biþ ðæt sár scearpre ðonne ðæs welmes sár, Lchdm. ii. 206, 3. V. sharp, rough (v. scearpness, III.) Ðǽr sint swíðe scearpe wegas and stánihte situ terrarum montoso et aspero, Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 10, 25. VI. sharp, keen, active, strenuous Ðá ásende hé him tó ðone scearpan here of Rómána ríce mid réðum wǽpnum, Homl. Th. ii. 302, 18: Homl. As. 61, 244. Ðá geceás hé him geféran ða ðe ǽgðer ge on heora dǽdum ge on heora gelǽrednesse frome and scearpe wǽron Godes word tó bodienne and tó lǽranne electis sociis strenuissimis et ad praedicandum verbum idoneis, utpote actione simul et eruditione praeclaris, Bd. 5, 9; S. 622, 25. VI a. of things, effectual, penetrating, cf. scearplíce :-- Hyre (black horehound ) miht ys scearp, Lchdm. i. 310, 7. Seó sunne scínþ mid hyre scearpan leóman, Homl. As. 43, 484. VII. sharp, keen, of sight Scearp gesihþ acies, Ælfc. Gr. 5; Som. 4, 14. Sió sýn hiþ ðý scearpre, Lchdm. ii. 30, 21. VIII. sharp, keen, acute, of understanding Scearp angyte acre ingenium, Ælfc. Gr. 9, 18; Som. 9, 66. Búton hé hæbbe swá scearp andget swá ðæt fýr, Bt. 39, 4; Fox 216, 28. Hú ðú eart gleáw and scearp, Exon. Th. 463, 27; Hö. 76. Sceal scearp scyldwíga gescád witan worda and worca, se ðe wel þenceþ, Beo. Th. 581; B. 288. Scearpe arguto, Wrt. Voc. ii. 9, 64. Tósceád simle scearpe móde in sefan ðínum, Exon. Th. 303, 1; Fä. 46. Ðá ongeat hé mid scearpre gleáwnysse ille, ut vir sagacis ingenii, intellexit, Bd. 3, 9; S. 533, 42. [O. Sax. skarp: O. Frs. skerp: O. H. Ger. scarf: Icel. skarpr.] v. beadu-, efen-, heoru-, mylen-, un-scearp.
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