scrift
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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scrift
es; m. I. what is prescribed as a punishment, a penalty (cf. scrífan. III.) Ic (bishop Werferth) him (Eadnoth) sealde ðæt lond and ða béc . . . and úre ágen rǽdengewrit ðæt wǽre him tó ðam geráde ðæt land tólǽten ðe mon ǽlce gére gesylle fífténe scillingas clǽnes feós ðam bisceope and him eác ðone ne scrift (scrift ne?) healde our agreement that the land was resigned to him on the condition that fifteen shillings a year be paid to the bishop, and also that the penalty (the land had before been subject to the condition that if it were not held by a person in orders it must pass to the church at Worcester; this condition was now removed) be not maintained in respect to him (Eadnoth ), Chart. Th. 168, 18. I a. as an ecclesiastical term, 1. penance imposed after confession Gif feorhlyre wurþe, tóeácan ðam rihtwere, twá pund tó bóte mid godcundan scrifte, L. E. B. 2; Th. ii. 240, 16; also in five following paragraphs. Ǽgðer man sceal ge on godcundan scriftan ge on woruldcundan dóman dás þingc tósceádan these things (the various circumstances of persons) are to be discriminated in the penances of the church and in the sentences of the law, L. C. S. 69; Th. i. 412, 11. 2. confession which is followed by penance, shrift Ðæt he scriftes gyrnde and húsles quod confessionem et eucharistiam desideravisset, L. Ecg. P. i. 3; Th. ii. 172, 19: 9; Th. ii. 176, 7. Gif preóst fulluhtes oððe scriftes forwyrne, L. N. P. L. 8; Th. ii. 292, l.. gewunige gelómlíce tó scrifte; and unforwandodlíce his synna gecýþe, L Eth. v. 22; Th. i. 310, 5. Gá man tó scrifte (ad confessionem), Wulfst. 181, 3. [Scrift ihalden to carry out the penance imposed, O. E. Homl. i. 9, 31. Nimen scrift to accept penance, Laym. 18395. Takenn shriffte, Orm. 6613. Schrift (confession ) and penitence, A. R. 8, 6. Þe holy ssrifte (confession, one of the seven sacraments ), Ayenb. 14, 8. Schryfte confessio, Prompt. Parv. 449. Icel. skript, skrift, confession, penance.] II. one who passes sentence, inflicts punishment, a judge (v. scrífan, III.) Wá is worulde scriftum, bútan heó mid rihte dómas reccan, Wulfst. 263, 18. II a. as an ecclesiastical term, one who hears confession ond imposes penance, a confessor :-- Ða bóte áberan ðe his scrift (confessarius ) him tǽcþ, L. Ecg. P. i. 4; Th. ii. 174, 24. Ðonne sceal se scrift hine áhsian be ðǽm ðe hé him andettaþ, hú ða þing gedón wǽron, L. E. I. 31; Th. ii. 428, 10. His scrift him sceal swá scrífan, swá hé ðonne on his dǽdum gehýreþ, ðæt him tó dónne biþ, 36; Th. ii. 432, 37: Homl. Th. ii. 94, 9. Libban ðam lífe, ðe scrift ús wísige, Wulfst. 112, 18. Ne mæg þurh ðæt flǽsc se scrift geseón on ðǽre sáwle, Exon. Th. 80, 13; Cri. 1307. Béte hé be his scriftes geþeahte, L. C. E. 23 ; Th. i. 374, 8 : L. P. M. 1; Th. ii. 286, 15. Hé ondette ǽlce costunge ðam móde his scriftes tentationes suas menti pastoris indicet, Past. 16, 5 ; Swt. 105, 16. Cweðe his andetnessa tó his scrifte, and ðus cweðe: Ic andette Ælmihtigum Gode and mínum scrifte ðam gástlícan lǽce ealle synna, L. de Cf. 6 ; Th. ii. 262, 18-21 : Blickl. Homl. 43, 20. Gif him þince ðæt hé wið his scrift sprece, ðæt tácnaþ his synna forgyfennysse, Lchdm. iii. 174, 14. Úre mísdǽde bétan, swá úre scriftas ús tǽcon, Wulfst. 142, 12. Andettan úre synna úrum scriftan, 115, 12 : Blickl. Homl. 193, 22. [Hit ibeten swa þin scrifte þe techet, O. E. Homl. i. 19, 3. Wiðuten schriftes leaue, A. R. 418, 24.]
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