scrætte
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine, Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
scrætte
an; f. An adulteress, a harlot Scrættena moecharum, meretricum, Hpt. Gl. 507, 2. Scrættena (scræftena, MS.) scortarum, 524, l. In fifteenth century vocabularies skratt, skrate translates armifrodita, Wrt. Voc. i. 217, 23: 268, 64; see also Cath. Angl. 325; and in this sense Halliwell gives scrat as a word in dialects of the North. Scritta is the form glossing hermaphroditus in Ælfric's Glossary, Wrt. Voc. i. 45, 28. Corresponding forms but with different meanings are found in O. H. Ger scraz; pl. scrazza pilosi, incubi; screzza larvae; scratun; pl. pilosi, larvae: Icel. skratti; m. a wizard, warlock; goblin, monster. Cf. Old Scratch, v. Grmm. D. M. 447 sqq.
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