sceran
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sceran
sciran, sceoran; p. scær, scear; pl. scǽron, sceáron; pp. scoren. I. to cut, shear Ðonne sweord swín ofer helme scireþ, Beo. Th. 3579; B. 1287. Hæleþ higerófe linde heówon, scildburh scǽron, Judth. Thw. 26, 2; Jud. 305. Lǽtaþ íren ecgheard ealdorgeard sceoran, Andr. Kmbl. 2364; An. 1183. Ðæt hi hlípen unwillende on ðæt scorene clif unþeáwa quia per multa etiam, quae non appetunt, iniquitatum abrupta rapiuntur. Past. 33, 1; Swt. 215, 8. Scearde scúrbeorge, scorene, gedrorene, Exon. Th. 476, 10; Ruin. 5. Scorenum rassis, Wrt. Voc. ii. 84, 77. II. to shave hair Ic scere tondeo, Ælfc. Gr. 26, 6; Som. 29, 9: rado, 28, 4; Som. 31, 24. Ǽghwá mín heáfod scireþ, Exon. Th. 482, 6; Rä. 66, 3. Ne hé his loccas mid sceárum wanode, ne his beard mid seaxe scear, Shrn. 93, 9. Ne gé eów ne efesion ne beard ne sciron neque in rotundum attondebitis comam, nec radetis barbam, Lev. 19, 27. Ne eówre hǽr ne sciron nec facietes calvitium super mortuos, Deut. 14, 1. Suíðe ryhte wæs ðæm sacerde forboden ðæt hé his heáfod sceáre (caput radere ), Past. 18, 7; Swt. 139, 25. Heáfdu scieran mid scierseaxum caput radere, Swt. 139, 12. Se ylca preóst com tó Gúðláce, ðæt hé hine wolde scyran, Guthl. 7; Gdwin. 44, 20. Tó scearanne (beard) ad tondendum, Rtl. 97, 16. III. to cut the hair of the head Heó scear hyre feax swá swá weras, and gegyrede hý mid weres hrægle, Shrn. 133, 13. IV. to shear sheep Hí sculan waxan sceáp and sciran on hiora ágenre hwíle they shall wash and shear sheep in their own time, Chart. Th. 145, 13. Sceáp scyran, Anglia ix. 261, 10. Hé fór scép tó sciranne ad tondendas oves, Gen. 38, 13. [O. Frs. skera: O. H. Ger. sceran tondere: Icel. skera to cut.] v. á-, be-, ge-sceran.
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