sester
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.
sester
seoxter, es; m. I. a vessel, jar, pitcher Sester amfora, Wrt. Voc. i. 24, 36: 83, 23. Hé hét heora ǽlcne geniman ánne æmtigne sester . . . Hig slógon tógædere ða sestras (lagenas ). Jud. 7, 16-19. Cristallisce dryncfatu and gyldne sestras wǽron forþborenne crystallina vasa potatoria et sextariola aurea invenimus, Nar. 5, 14. II. a measure for liquids or for dry things; its capacity is uncertain, a. as an English measure Twegen sestres sápan and twege[n] hunies and þré ecedes, and se sester sceal wegan twá pund be sylfyrgewyht. Lchdm. iii. 92, 14. Cf. Unum sextarium mellis triginta duarum unciarum, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iv. 285, 1. Wæs swýðe mycel hungor, and corn swá dýre, swá nán mann ǽr ne gemunde, swá ðæt se sester (Henry of Huntingdon renders this : 'sextarius frumenti, qui equo uni solet esse oneri ') hwǽtes code tó, lx. penega and eác furðor. Chr. 1043 ; Erl. 169, 31. xv pund (yntsan ? cf. 'sextarius medicinalis habet uncias decem,' note on this passage) wætres gáþ tó sestre, Lchdm. ii. 298, 26. Fífténe sestras líðes aloþ, Chart. Th. 105, 12. Twelf seoxtres beóras, 158, 22. b. as a foreign measure Under sestre sub modio, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 5, 15. Hund sestra (cados ) eles, Lk. Skt. 16, 6. Ǽlc wæterfæt wæs on twegra sestra gemete oððe on þreora capientes singuli metretas binas uel ternas, Jn. Skt. 2, 6. Gecned þrí sestras (sata ) smedeman, Gen. 18, 6. Habbaþ emne gemetu and sestras sint justus modius aequusque sextarius, Lev. 19, 36. [O. H. Ger. sehstári, sehtári: Ger. -sester, sechter a measure of grain, twelve bushels; measure of liquids, sixteen quarts. From Lat. sextarius. Cf. Fr. sétier (for grain) twelve bushels ; for liquids, two gallons : Ital. sestiere a pint-measure.] v. wín-sester.
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