seld-
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective, Prefix
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
seld-
sel-cúþ ; adj. Little known, strange, wonderful, unfamiliar Se seldcúþa tungel gebícnode ðæs sóðan cyninges ácennednysse, Homl.Th. i. 106, 27. Hé wæs oflyst ðæs seldcúþan sónes (the sound of Orpheus' harp ), Bt. 35, 6 ; Fox 168, 23. Hí willaþ simle hwæthwegu níwes and seldcúþes eówian, 34, 4 ; Fox 138, 29. Ðú hwerfest ymbúton sume wunderlíce and seldcúþe sprǽce, 35, 5 ; Fox 164, 17. Díglu þing tǽcan and seldcúþe, 39, 4 ; Fox 216, 13. Selcúþe reáf varias vestes, Coll. Monast. Th. 27, 9. [Þeo wimon was mid ane sune þat wes a sel*-*cuð bearn (wonderfol to telle, 2nd MS.), Laym. 280. Þatt wass sellcuþ mecleȝȝc, Orm. 19217. Gif him þuncheð wunder & selkuð of swuch onswere, A. R. 8, 26. Gret outrage we se . . . in selcouthe maners, Pr. C. 1518.]
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