scortian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
scortian
p. ode. I. to get short, shorten (intrans.) Se dæg ðonne sceortaþ, Lchdm. iii. 250, 23. Se sceortigenda (scort-, MS. L.) dæg ... se langienda dæg, 252, 8. II. to make short (? cf. þenne cumeð þe deofel and him scorteð his daȝes, O. E. Homl. i. 25, 14. To schorte oure weie, Chauc. Prol. 791). III. to run short, fail Ðætte ne scortige (sceortiga, Lind.) gileófa ðín ut non deficiat fides tua, Lk. Skt. Rush. 22, 32. [Cf. Icel. skorta to ran short.] v. a-, ge-, on*-*sceortian ; scyrtan.
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