sín
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective, Pronoun
Gender: Masculine, Feminine, Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sín
possess, pron. His, her, its, their ; suus. This pronoun, which is regularly used in the cognate dialects, rarely occurs in English prose, where its place seems to have been early taken by the genitive of hé, heó, hit. I. referring to a sing. masc. Gif hæleþa hwilc eágum módes sínes (cf. his módes, Bt. 34, 8 ; Fox 146, 3), Met. 21, 38. Him Hróðgár gewát tó hofe sínum, Beo. Th. 2477 ; B. 1236. Harold hýrde holdlíce hærran sínum, Chr. 1065 ; Erl. 198, 13. Man æt ðam ágende sínne willan æt gebicge, L. Ethb. 82 ; Th. i. 24, 4. Esne wið dryhten gebéte síne hýd, L. Wih. 10 ; Th. i. 38, 22. II. referring to a sing. fem. Bær seó brimwylf hringa þengel tó hofe sínum, Beo. Th. 3019 ; B. 1507. Heáfod on hand ágeaf ludith gingran sínre, Judth. Thw. 23, 21 ; Jud. 132. Ðæt wíf (wíf though neuter is represented by a fem. pron. ) ðín heáfod tredeþ mid fótum sínum, Cd. Th. 56, 16 ; Gen. 913. III. referring to a plural Ðec Israéla herigaþ, herran sínne (þínne, MS.), 240, 28 ; Dan. 393. Gebid sínna sówhula, Txts. 124, 5. Áhealtedon fram stígum sýnum ł fram heora paðum claudicaverunt a semitis suis, Ps. Lamb. 17, 46. [Goth. seins : O. Sax. O. Frs. O. H. Ger. sín : Icel. sínn (sinn).]
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