smiþ
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.
smiþ
es; m, A smith, a worker in metals or in wood Cudo ic smiðige; eft gyf ð ú cweðst hic cudo, ðonne byþ hit nama. smiþ, Ælfc. Gr. 36; Zup. 216, 10. Se smiþ ferrarius . . . se treówyrhta ligna-rius, Coll. Monast. Th. 30, 29. Smiþ faber vel cudo. Wrt. Voc. i. 73, 26: faber, 286, 74. Fýres god, helle smiþ Vulcanus, ii. 95, 7. Wæs sum bróðor syndrilíce on smiþcræfte well gelǽred; þeówode hé swýðe druncennesse and monigum óðrum unálýfednessum ðæs sleacran lífes, and hé má gewunode on his smiþþan dæges and nihtes sittan and licgean, ðonne hé wolde on cyricean singan and gebiddan . . . wið ðon ðe smiþ ðæs þýstran modes and dǽde his deáþe neálǽhte . . . , Bd. 5, 14; S. 634, 13-42. Gif smiþ monnes andweorc onfó, hé hit gesund ágife swá hé hit ǽr onfénge, L. Alf. pol. 19; Th. i. 74, 9. Módcræftig smiþ, ðonne hé gewyrceþ helm oððe hupseax. Exon. Th. 297, 2; Cri. 62. Wǽpna smiþ, Beo. Th. 2908; B. 1452. Hú nys se smiþ (smiþ ł wyrihte faber, Lind. ) Marian sunu. Mk. Skt. 6, 3. Ðes ys smiþes sunu hic est fabri filius, Mt. Kmbl. 13, 55. Byrne, searonet seowed smiþes orþancum, Beo. Th. 817; B. 406. Gif gesíþcund man fare, ðonne mót hé habban his smiþ mid him, L. In. 63; Th. i. 144, 3. Weorc, handweorc smiþa. Exon. Th. 408, 18; Rä, 27, 14: 388, 16; Rä. 6, 8: 401, 6: Rä. 21, 7. Ic hæbbe smiþas, ísene smiþas, goldsmiþ, seolforsmiþ, ársmiþ, treówwyrhtan, Coll. Monast. Th. 29, 35. In poetical compounds the word is used figuratively, v. gryn-, hleahtor-, lár-, wig-, wíg-, wróht-smiþ. [Goth. aiza-smiþa: O. Frs. smeth, smid: O. H. Ger. smid faber, cudo: Icel. smiðr.] v. ambiht-, ár-, gold-, ísen-, seolfor-, wundor-smiþ.
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