sceóh
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
§7,
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sceóh
adj. I. shy, timid, fearful: — Nú mín hreðer is hreóh, heówsíþum sceóh, Exon. Th. 354, 10 ; Reim. 43. II. wanton (?) Ðæs sción petulantis (peculantis, Wrt. ), Wrt. Voc. ii. 89, 24. [Lokeð þet ȝe ne beon nout iliche þe horse þet is scheouh, and blencheð nor one scheadewe . . . To scheowe heo beoð mid alle, þet fleoð nor ane peinture, þet þuncheð ham grislich uorto biholden, A. R. 242, 8-12, Schey or skey as hors, Prompt. Parv. 444, col. 2.. M. H. Ger. schiech fugax, pavidus. Cf. O. H. Ger. sciuhen expavescere, terrere: Ger. scheuchen to scare: scheuche a bugbear: Dan. sky fear.] v. next word.
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