scyte-finger
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
scyte-finger
es; m. The forefinger; digitus secundus quo sagittatur Scytefinger index vel salutaris, Wrt. Voc. i. 44. 5. Bécnend, scytefinger index, ii. 46, 35. Gif se scytefinger biþ ofáslegen, sió bót biþ .xv. sciłł., L. Alf. pol. 57; Th. i. 96, 1. In Ethelbert's Laws the fine is only eight shillings, L. Eth. 54; Th. i. 16, 10. Scytefingres, Anglia viii. 326, 28. Euenmicel swá ðú mǽge mid ðínan scitefingre tó ðínum þuman befón, Lchdm. iii. 6, 21. Mid scetefingre ðú gebécnest indice prodis, Hymn. Surt. 104, 5. [Cf. O. Frs. skot-finger.] v. scytel-finger.
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