síc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine, Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
síc
es; n. : but síce, es; m. seems also to occur. A sike. 'Sike a watercourse; applied to a natural as well as to an artificial stream; the latter usually constructed to receive the contents of field gutters, for discharge into the river.' Mid-Yorks. Gloss. See also E. D. S. Pub. 13, 15, and Old Farming Words, III Sike a quillet or furrow. Jamieson gives sike a rill. Cuddie Headrigg says 'I took up the syke a wee bit.' :-- Of ðam mere west . . . ðonne innan ánne síce, ðonne andlangc síces ðæt cymþ tó ðæm horpytte, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 37, 20-22. Of ðæm beorge on ðæt síc; ondlong síces ofer ðone bróc, 38, 28 : 35, 7. In wǽtan síce; of ðæm wǽtan síce in ða bakas, 382, 7: 386, 11. In ðæt wǽte sícc; of ðam síce, 386, 16. On ðæt eástre síc, 438, 28. In ðæt síc, 31, 12. [Syke rivus, Wrt. Voc. i. 195, col. 2. Icel. sík a ditch, trench: O. H. Ger. gi-sích stagnum, lacus, palus (cf. Scott, sike a marshy bottom with a small stream running through it), Grff. vi. 58.] Cf. seohtra.
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