sceáwung
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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sceáwung
e; f. I. a looking at, contemplation, consideration Embeþonc vel sceáwung circumspectio, Wrt. Voc. ii. 131, 27. Tó dígolnesse and tó stilnesse becom ðære godcundan sceáwunge ancorlífes ad anachoreticae contemplationis silentia secreta pervenit, Bd. 4, 28; S. 605, 11. Se biþ eallenga blind se ðe nóht ne ongiet be ðam leóhte ðære uplecan sceáwunge caecus quippe est, qui supernae contemplationis lumen ignorat, Past. 11, 1; Swt. 65, 7. Sceáwunga, 16, 1; Swt. 99, 2. For ðære sceáwungge ðara ungesewenlícra þinga invisibilium contemplatione, Swt. 99, 8. Tó ðære sceáwunga ðære sóþan gesǽlþe. Bt. 34, 8; Fox 144, 33: Met. 21, 24. Sceáwunge intuitu, Wülck. Gl. 250, 7. Sceáunge aspectu, Rtl. 74, 7. Ǽrest ic hyt leornode myd ðám eágum, syððan myð ðam ingeþance ... ac syððan ic hyt ongyten hæfde ðá forlǽt ic ða sceáwunga mid ðam eágum, Shrn. 175, 8. II. respect, regard Nis scáwung heora deáþes non est respectus morti eorum, Ps. Lamb. 72, 4. III. reconnoitring, surveying, examination Swíðost hé fór ðider, tóeácan ðæs landes sceáwunge, for ðǽm horschwælum, Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 17, 35. IV. a spectacle, show Al ðe here hiora ða ðe tógedre cómun tó sceáwunga ðæt ad spectaculum istud, Lk. Skt. Rush. 23, 48. Ðá hét Neron gewyrcean mycelne tor, and beád ðæt eall ðæt folc cóme tó ðisse sceáwunga (the spectacle of Simon flying from the tower ), Blickl. Homl. 187, 13. V. a show, appearance, pretence Under sceáwunge longes gibedes sub obtentu prolixae orationis, Mk. Skt. Rush. 12, 40. VI. as a technical term, the same as ostensio, which occurs L. Eth. iv. 2; Th. i. 300, 20, and is explained in Du Cange: Tributum a mercatoribus exigi solitum pro facultate ostendendi et exponendi merces in nundinis. Seáwing, scheáwing is mentioned as being granted to the church at Westminster by Edward the Confessor in English charters, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iv. 213, 11: 215, 7: and the form sceáwing occurs in Latin charters, Chart. Th. 359, 4: 411, 29. [O. H. Ger. scouwunga consideratio, contemplatio, tuitio, providentia, spectaculum, speculum.] v. blód-, for-, fore-sceáwung.
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