seám
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
seám
es; m. I. a seam, a load, burden [a seam of corn is a quarter, eight bushels; a seam of wood is a horse-load; a seam of dung 3 cwts. (Devon), v. E. D. S. Pub. Reprinted Glossaries, and Farming Words 1, 3, 7..] Seám vel berþen sarcina, Wrt. Voc. i. 16, 27: Ælfc. Gr. 9, 32; Zup. 59, 3. Seáme sarcina, Hpt. Gl. 528, 35. Gé sýmaþ men mid byrþenum (seámum, Lind. : seómum, Rush.) . . . and gé ne áhrínaþ ða seámas mid eówrum ánum fingre, Lk. Skt. 11, 46. Wæs þridde healf þúsend múla ðe ða seámas (sarcinas ) wǽgon. Nar. 9, 10 : 23, 1-2. II. the furniture of a beast of burden:- — Rachel hig hæfde gehýdd under ánes olfendes seáme (subter stramenta cameli), Gen. 31, 34. III. that in which a burden may be carried, a bag Búta seáme (seóme, Rush. ) sine sacculo, Lk. Skt. Lind. 22, 35. Nællaþ gié gebeara seám (seóm, Rush.) nolite portare sacculum, 10, 4. IV. as a technical term, a service which consisted in supplying the lord with beasts of burden ; summagium, sagmegium Hé sceal beón gehorsad, ðæt hé mǽge tó hláfordes seáme ðæt (the horse ) syllan oððe sylf lǽdan, swæðer him man tǽce, L. R. S. 5; Th. i. 436, 6. [I shal assoille þe myselue for a seme of whete, Piers P. 3, 40. Seem of corne quarterium, Prompt. Parv. 452. O. H. Ger. soum sagma, sella, sarcina. From Lat. (Gk.) sagma, later salma; cf. Ital. salma ; Fr. somme.] v. ofer-seám; síman.
This is a supplementary entry with editorial changes to an entry in the main volume of the dictionary. Look under the 'Possibly connected entries' below, or for the same headword in the list to the left.

A Combined List of Abbreviations.

Abbreviation not recognized. See:

A Combined List of Abbreviations.