sceáta
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sceáta
an; m. I. a corner, angle Sicilia is þrýscýte (tria habet promontoria ) on ǽlces sceátan ende sindon beorgas. Ðone norþsceátan man hǽt Polores . . . and se súþsceáta hátte Bachinum . . . and ðone west*-*sceátan man hǽt Libeum . . . se þridda sceáta is án hund and syfan and hund syfantig míla westlang, Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 28, 2-9. II. the lower corner of a sail (cf. sheet the rope fastened to the lower corner of a sail: Icel. skaut, skaut-reip the sheet of a sail) Sceáta pes veli, Wrt. Voc. i. 63, 59. III. bosom, lap Geond ealne ymbhwyrft eorþan sceátan, Exon. Th. 359, 26; Pa. 68. IV. a cloth, napkin Hé geseah Godes engel drýgan mid sceátan sc̃i Laurentius limu, Shrn. 115, 23. [O. H. Ger. scózo; m. gremium, sinus: Icel. skauti a kerchief used as a purse by knitting all four corners together so as to make a bag.] v. preceding word.
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