searu-níþ
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
searu-níþ
es; m. I. hostility to which effect is given by treachery, crafty enmity Ic ne sóhte searoníþas ne ne swór fela áþa on unriht I had not recourse to the arts of the treacherous foe, nor swore many oaths wrongfully, Beo. Th. 5469; B. 2738: 2405; B. 1200. Swá wæs Biówulfe, ðá hé biorges weard sóhte, searoníþas (the wily hostilities of the dragon, who used poison to destroy his foe, cf. áttorsceaþa, 5670, and is called inwitgest, 5333. Cf. too inwit-níþ), 6126; B. 3067. II. armour-hate (v. searu, IV a), martial strife, the strife of armed men, battle Nó ic wiht fram ðé swylcra searuníþa secgan hýrde, billa brógan, 1168; B. 582.
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