scír
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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scír
e ; f. I. office, charge, business, administration, government Scír-procuratio. Wrt. Voc. i. 57, 36: 288, 58. Sciir, ii. 117, 71. Scír dispensatio, 106, 51 : 25, 55 : 140, 65 : negotium, 59, 65. Ðonne se móna biþ .xx. niht, and .i. and .xx. niht, ðæt biþ scír oððe ceáp in ðem swefne tóweard, Lchdm. iii. 160, 8. Scíre prefecturae, Wrt. Voc. ii. 66, 2. Ne gewanige se reccere ná ðone ymbhogan ðære inneran scíre for ðære ábisgunge ðære úterran sit rector internorum curam in exteriorum occupatione non minuens, Past. 18, l; Swt. 127, 13. Persa cyning benom ðone ealdormon his scíre, Ors. 3, 1; Swt. 96, 22. Scíre negotio, Ps. Surt. 90, 6. Hé wið ða scire (the office of bishop ] ne winne, Past. 10, l; Swt. 61, 11. Hú dear se grípan on ða scíre ðæt hé ǽrendige óðrum monnum tó Gode qua mente apud Deum intercessionis locum pro populo arripit ? 10, 2 ; Swt. 63, 7. Se ðe ðone sacerdhád onféhþ, hé onféhþ friccan scíre praeconis officium suscipit, quisquis ad sacerdotium accedit, 15, 2; Swt. 91, 21: 45, 1; Swt. 337, 15. Ágyf ð íne scíre give up thine office (of steward), Lk. Skt. 16, 2. Paulinus ðære cyrican scíre (curam ) onféng, Bd. 2, 20 ; S. 522, 15. Hé forlét ða scíre ðæs mynstres his bréðer reliquit monasterii et animarum curam fratri suo, 3, 19; S. 549, 39. For intingan ðære cynelícra scýra negotiorum regalium causa, 3, 23; S. 551, 1. Him leófre wæs se cristendóm tó begánne ðonne his scíra tó habbanne omnes officium quam fidem deserere maluerunt, Ors. 6, 31; Swt. 286, 8. Ic ne oncneów scíre non cognovi negotiationes, Ps. Surt. 70, 15. I. a. where the term refers to an English official Se ðe þeóf geféhþ . . . and hé hine ðonne álǽcte . . . gif hé ealdormon sié, þolie his scíre, L. In. 36 ; Th. i. 124, 19. II. a district, province, as an ecclesiastical term diocese, parish Scír provincia. Wrt. Voc. i. 54, 3. Sió scír hátte Hálgoland ðe hé (Ohthere) on búde. Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 19, 9. Hé áxode hú ðære þeóde nama wǽre ðe hí of cómon . . . Gyt ðá Gregorius befrán hú ðære scíre nama wǽre ðe ða cnapan of álǽdde wǽron, Homl. Th. ii. 120, 27-33. Scíre biscopas vicari episcopi, Rtl. 194, 33. Hí feórdon fram ðære scíre bisceope, and God him foresceáwode on sumere óðre scíre on Francena íce fulgóde wununge, Homl. Skt. i. 6, 122. On Alexandiscre scýre, 2, 29. Tó Cappadoniscre scýre, 3, 88. Ðá gemunde se ealdorman (Pilate) ðæt Herodes wæs on ðære scíre, Homl. Th. ii. 250, 31. Ðæt mynster gesett on Angel-seaxna scíre and eác óðer mynster on ðære ylcan scire monasterium situm in provintia Saxonia, atque aliud monasterium in eadem provintia, Cod. Dip. B. i. 154, 25: Swt. A. S. Rdr. 100, 154. Scíre parochiam. Hpt. Gl. 427, 38. Liódbiscopas, in scírum and londum gesettedo, Rtl. 194, 35. Scíre provincias, regiones, Hpt. Gl. 451, 17. Scýra provincias, 512, 12. Ðis wundor ásprang geond ða gehendan scíra, Homl. Th. i. 562, 20. II a. the people of a district, a tribe :-- Hé is swýðe rihtwýs wer, ðæt wát eall ðeós scýr, Homl. Skt. i. 10, 120. Twá scíra, ðæt ys, Iude and Benjamin, Ps. Th. 45, arg. Ðis sind ðe wǽron ða æðelestan ealdras geond ða scíra hi nobilissimi principes multitudinis per tribus et cognationes suas, Num. 1, 16. III. as a technical English term, a shire Hæbbe man scírgemðt, and ðǽr beó on ðære scíre bisceop and se ealdorman, L. Edg. ii. 5 ; Th. i. 268, 4 : ii. 3 ; Th. i. 266, 19. Ðære scíre bisceop episcopus provinciae, L. Edg. P. iii. 11; Th. ii. 200, 4. Him man sealde gíslas of ǽlcere scíre, Chr. 1013 ; Erl. 148, 1. Gif man wille of boldgetale in óðer boldgetæl hláford sécan, dó ðæt mid ðæs ealdormannes gewitnesse ðe hé ǽr in his scíre folgode, L. Alf. pol. 37; Th. i. 86, 4. Gif man spor gespirige of scýre in óðre . . . drífan hí ðæt spor óþ hit man ðam geréfan gecýðe, fó hé syððan tó and ádrífe ðæt spor út of his scíre, L. Ath. v. 8, 4; Th. i. 236, 20-23. Ðæt ǽlc geréfa náme ðæt wedd on his ágenre scíre, v. 10; Th. 1. 240, I. Ne nime nán man náne náme ne innan scíre ne útan scíre, L. C. S. 19 ; Th. i. 386, 12. Gif hwá fare unáliéfed fram his hláforde oððe on óðre scíre hine bestele, L. In. 39; Th. i. 126, 10. Héde se ðe scíre healde, L. R. S. 4; Th. i. 434, 33. III a. The people of a shire, the community inhabiting a shire :-- Nán scír nolde óðre gelǽstan æt nýxtan at last no shire would help another. Chr. 1010; Erl. 144, 11. Ðá sealde Leófwine ealdorman. . . and eal seó scír his land clǽne, Chart. Th. 376, 14 : L. C. S. 19; Th. i. 386, 15. Se ðe land gewerod hæbbe be scíre gewitnesse, 80; Th. i. 420, 20. Wæs se cyng ðá ðiderweardes mid ðære scíre ðe mid him fierdedon, Chr. 894; Erl. 90, 32. Hí lifedon of Eást-Seaxum and of ðám scírum ðe ðǽr nýxt wǽron, 1002 ; Erl. 143, 5. IV. as an ecclesiastical term, the district in charge of an ecclesiastic (bishop, etc. ), a diocese, parish Swá biscop him tǽce ðe hit on his scýre sý, L. Edm. S. 4; Th. i. 250, 2. Gif man ǽnig líc of rihtscíre lecge, L. Eth. vi. 21 ; Th. i. 320, 6. Gif preóst on unriht út of scíre hád begite, gilde .xii. ór, and þolie his hádes, búton scíre biscop him hádes geunne, L. N. P. L. 12 ; Th. ii. 292, 13. Ðises ys ealles wana .xxxiii. hída of ðám hídun ðe óðre bisceopas ǽr hæfdor. intó hyra scýre, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 327, 12. Nǽnigum heora álýfed sí ǽnige sacerdlíce þénunge dón búton ðæs bisceopes leáfe ðe hí on his scíre (parochia) gefeormade sin. Bd. 4, 5 ; S. 573, 5. [O. H. Ger. scíra procuratio, negotium. ] v. biscop-, burh-, geréf-, hám-, mæssepreóst-, mynster-, práfost-, preóst-, riht-, scrift-, toll-, tún-scír; and see Stubbs' Const. Hist. i. 109 sqq. ; Kemble's Saxons in England, bk. i. c. 3.
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