sceaþa
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sceaþa
an; m. I. one who does harm, a criminal, wretch, miscreant, an enemy Sceaþa, deógol dǽdhata (Grendel ), Beo. Th. 554; B. 274. Nú earttú (Satan ) earm sceaþa in fýrlocan feste gebunden, Cd. Th. 268, 19; Sat. 57. His feónd áfyllan ðe ðone scaþan (the assassin Eomer ) sende, Chr. 626; Erl. 23, 34. Fýnd ł sceaþan inimici, Ps. Lamb. 9, 7. Gewítaþ, áwirgede woruldsorga, of mínes þegenes móde, forðam gé sind ða mǽstan sceaþan, Bt. 3; Fox 4, 24. Scyppend sceaþan onféngon syngum hondum, Exon. Th. 70, 2; Cri. 1132. Beraþ linde forþ in sceaþena gemong bear the linden shields forth into the press of the foe, Judth. Thw. 24, 17; Jud. 193. Wælstreámas (the waters of the Deluge) werodum swelgaþ, sceaþum scyldfullum, Cd. Th. 78, 32; Gen. 1302. I a. a spiritual enemy, fiend, devil :-- Se sceaþa (the devil who tempted Eve ), 38, 14; Gen. 606, Sceaþa, Satanes þegn, Salm. Kmbl. 234; Sal. 116. Ðæt hé ús gescilde wið sceaþan wǽpnum, láþra lygesearwum, Exon. Th. 48, 22; Cri. 775: Andr. Kmbl. 2584; An. 1293. Fǽcnum feónde hýrdes, sceþþendum sceaþan, Exon. Th. 85, 24; Cri.1396. Helle hæftling, scyldigne sceaþan, Salm. Kmbl. 257; Sal. 128. Sceaþan (the fallen angels ) hwearfdon earme æglécan geond ðæt atole scref, Cd. Th. 269, 13; Sat. 72. In ðæt sceaþena scræf hell, 304, 20; Sat. 633. Scyldwyrcende sceaþan (the fallen angels ), Elen. Kmbl. 1521; El. 762. II. a spoiler, robber Sceaþa predo, Wrt. Voc. ii. 88, 66. Hé is þeóf and sceaþa ille fur est et latro, Jn. Skt. 10, l: Exon. Th. 54, 20; Cri. 871. Se sceaþa the thief (on the cross), Homl. Th. ii. 78, 18. 'Hwæt eart ðú ðe ðýn ansýn ys swylce ánes sceaþan.' Hé (the penitent thief ) hym andswarode: 'Sóð gé secgaþ ðæt ic sceaþa wæs and ealle yfelu on eorþan wyrcende,' Nicod. 32; Thw. 18, 19-22. Hé (Judas ) wæs gítsere and se wyresta sceaþa, Blickl. Homl. 69, 11. Swá swá tó ánum sceaþan (ad latronem ) gé férdon, Mk. Skt. 14, 48: Lk. Skt. 22, 52. Sceaþena scip paro, Wrt. Voc. i. 56, 27. Hí habbaþ démena and sceaþena dǽda, Blickl. Homl. 63, 9. Óðer hine scyhte ðæt hé sceaþena gemót nihtes sóhte (cf. hé (Guthlac ) menigfeald wæl felde and slóh and of mannum heora ǽhta nam, Guthl. 2; Gdwin. 14, 5-6), Exon. Th. 109, 31; Gú. 98. Gé hit dóþ sceaþum tó scrafum 'ye have made it a den of thieves,' Blickl. Homl. 71, 20. Hé wæs on mycelre frecednysse on wéstene betwux sceaþum, Homl. Th. i. 392, 7. Sum man becom on ða sceaþan ða hine bereáfodon homo quidam incidit in latrones qui etiam despoliauerunt, Lk. Skt. 10, 30. III. with a favourable meaning, a warrior Scaþan onetton, wǽron æþelingas eft tó leódum fúse tó farenne, Beo. Th. 3610; B. 1803. Scaþan scírhame tó scipe fóron, 3794; B. 1895. [O. Sax. skaðo a robber, evildoer.] v. átor-, dol-, fǽr-, feónd-, folc-, fyrn-, gilp-, gúþ-, hell-, helle-, hearm-, leód-, lyft-, mán-, mór-, níþ-, sǽ-, syn-, þeód-, þeóf-, úht-, wam-, wícing-sceaþa, and next word.
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