sinc-þegu
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sinc-þegu
(o), e or indecl. ; f. Acceptance of treasure the gift of a lord Sceal sincþego and sweordgifu eówrum cynne álicgean . . . syððan æðelingas gefricgean eówerne dómleásne dǽd for your kin shall receiving a lord's costly present and gift of sword be no more . . . after men learn your inglorious deed (the desertion of their lord, Beowulf, at his need ), Beo. Th. 5760 ; B. 2884. Gemon hé sincþege he remembers receiving costly presents from his lord, Exon. Th. 288, 21 ; Wand. 34. Cf. sinc*-*gifa, and see other cpds. of þegu.
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