searu-þanc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
searu-þanc
es; m. I. a cunning (in a bad sense) thought, device, artifice, wile Geþeóddum searaþancum adhibitis argumentis, Hpt. Gl. 502, 16. Eác ic gelǽrde Simon searoþoncum, ðæt hé sacan ongon, Exon. Th. 260, 16; Jul. 298. Sume ic mínum hondum searoþoncum (cunningly, craftily ) slóg, 272, 4; Jul. 494. Searoþancum beseted beset with snares (v. searu-net), Andr. Kmbl. 2511; An. 1257, II. a cunning (in a good sense) thought, skilful device Þurh sefan snyttro, searoþonca hord, Past. pref.; Swt. 9, 10. Saga sóðcwidum, searoþoncum, gleáwwordum wísfæst, hwæt ðis gewǽdu sý, Exon. Th. 418, 3; Rä. 36, 13. Se wítga, snottor searuþancum, Elen. Kmbl. 2377; El. 1190. Georne smeádon, sóhton searoþancum (sagaciously, shrewdly ), hwæt sió syn wǽre, 827; El. 414. Se wínsele fæste wæs írenbendum searoþoncum (skilfully, cunningly ) besmiþod, Beo. Th. 1554; B. 775. Cf. or-þanc.
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