scín
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
scín
scinn, es; n. An extraordinary appearance, a deceptive appearance, a spectre, evil spirit, phantom:?-Scín portentum, Txts. 87, 1611. Scín fantasma, i. nebulum (-am?), Wrt. Voc. ii. 37, 43: 95, 65: prestigiis, 79, 5. Bócstafa brego bregdeþ sóna feónd be ðam feaxe, lǽteþ flint brecan scínes sconcan, Salm. Kmbl. 203; Sal. 101. Egsa ástígeþ monna cynne ðonne bláce (blace?) scotiaþ scríþende scín (the spirits of the storm) scearpum wǽpnum, Exon. Th. 385, 29; Rä. 4, 52. Swá biþ scinna þeáw, deófla wíse, 362, 4; Wal. 31. Scinnum scenis (cf. scina gríma, 94, 904), Txts. 97, 1831. Ðam deófle wiðstandan ðonne hé his wód scinn (wóde scín, MS. H.) tóbrædeþ to oppose the devil, when he spreads abroad his mad spirits (?), Wulfst. 80, 4. Cf. Ða hǽþenan deófle offrodon . . . and ða brǽðas ðæs flǽsces stigon upp on ǽlce healfe eall swilc hit mist wǽre . . . ða hǽþenan on swilcon deófolscíne (altered to -scinne) blissedon, Homl. Skt. i. 23, 39. Deófulscinnu þurh gebed beóþ oferswýþede demonia per orationem uincuntur, Scint. 7. [Cf. O. H. Ger. gi-scínfantasma. v. Grmm. D. M. 450, 867.] v. scinna and the compounds with scín-.
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