Scride-finnas
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
Scride-finnas
pl. m. A people who, according to Jornandes and Procopius, seem to have inhabited the present Russian Lapland and other tracts thereabouts, and even to have extended into the present Swedish Finnland. [Procopius, sigma;κριθίφινοι; Adam of Bremen, Scritefinni; Paulus Diaconus, Scritobini; Saxo Grammaticus, Scricfinni.] Scridefinnas, Ors. 1, l; Swt. 16, 36. Ic wæs mid Scridefinnum, Exon. Th. 323, 16; Víd. 79. The distinguishing prefix seems to refer to the use of snowshoes or skates, cf. Icel. skriðr a sliding motion, skríða to glide, slide in snow-shoes.
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