sceáwere
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sceáwere
es; m. I. an observer, one who examines into a matter Wé willaþ ðæt se sceáwre wite mid fullum geráde, ðe ðis gewrit áspyraþ, Anglia viii. 331, l. Ðone dóm ðæs sceáweres spectatoris judicium, Past. 15, 3; Swt. 93, 6. II. a spy Hé sende sceáwere (scéware, Lind.) misso speculatore, Mk. Skt. Rush. 6, 27. Gé synd sceáweras exploratores estis, Gen. 42, 9, 14. Leáse sceáweras, Beo. Th. 511; B. 253. Moises sende twelf sceáweras, Num. 13, 4: Jos. 2, l. III. a watch-tower (?) Sceáwere speculia (the word occurs in a list of military terms), Wrt. Voc. i. 36, 4. IV. a mirror Sceáwere speculea (in a list of words connected with dress. Cf. Alse hit bi þe wimman and bi sheawere . hie bihalt hire sheawere . and cumeð hire shadewe þaronne, O. E. Homl. ii. 29, 10. Godes word is ase a uayr ssewere, ine huam me yziȝt alle þe lakkes of þe herte, Ayenb. 202, 21. Sheweres glasses (A. V.), Wick. Isaiah 3, 23), 40, 54. V. a buffoon, an actor (v. sceáwend-sprǽc) Sceáwera scurrarum, ii. 90, 13. [O. H. Ger. scouwari spectator, contemplator, scrutator.] v. be-, fore-, steór-sceáwere.
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