Scottas
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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Scottas
pl. The Scots, a race found first in Ireland, whence a part migrated to North Britain, which from them got the name Scotland. 1. Scots of Ireland Þrié Scottas cuómon tó Ælfréde cyninge on ánum báte bútan ǽlcum geréþrum of Hibernia, Chr. 891; Erl. 88, 5. Ðá forþgongenre tíde æfter Bryttum and Peohtum þridde cynn Scotta Breotone onféng . . . Ða wǽron cumene of Hibernia Scotta eálonde . . . Hibernia is ágendlíce Scotta éþel, heonan cóman seó þeód Scotta, Bd. 1. 1; S. 474, 24-42. Com of Hibernia Scotta eálande Fursius . . . Wæs Furseus of ðám æþelestan cynne Scotta, 3, 19; S. 547, 2-25. In Hibernia mǽgþe, ðæt is on Scotta lande, Shrn. 51, 30. On Sceotta land, Wulfst. 205, 7. Scotta land, eálond, 215, 17, 21. Gif næddre sleá man, ðone blacan snegl áwæsc on háligwætre, sele drincan oððe hwaethwega ðæs ðe fram Scottum cóme a little water that has come from Ireland (because of its peculiar efficacy (?). Cf. Bede's statement of the cures worked on those who were bitten by snakes through the application of water in which scrapings from the leaves of Irish books were put, Bd. 1, 1; S. 474, 36-39), Lchdm. ii. 110, 15. 2. Scots of Scotland Eádréd gerád eal Norþhymbra land him tó gewealde, and Scottas him áþas sealdan, Chr. 946; Erl. 118, 1. Hine gecés to hláforde Scotta cyning and eall Scotta þeód, 924; Erl. 110, 14. Crungun Sceotta leóda, 937; Erl. 112, 11, 32. Férde bodiende betwux Ýrum and Scottum and siððan ofer eal Angelcynn, Homl. Th. ii. 346, 35. Mid Scottum ic wæs and mid Peohtum (or under I. Cf. Scotta cynn Breotone onféng on Pehta dǽle, Bd. l, l; S. 474, 24), Exon. Th. 323, 15; Víd. 79.
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