sníðan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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sníðan
p. snáð, pl. snidon; pp. sniden. I. to cut, make an incision in anything Snáð ðæt ís ðara háligra líchoman, Shrn. 62, 1. Mec snáð seaxes ecg, Exon. Th. 408, 2; Rä. 27, 6. II. to cut as a surgeon does, to lance or to amputate Mon sníð ða bearneácnan wíf secuerunt praegnantes, Past. 48, 2; Swt. 367, 14. Gif ðonne ðæt worms up stíhþ tó ðon ðæt ðé þince ðæt hit mon sníþan mǽge and út forlǽtan . . . ðonne hrín ðú him mid ðý snidísene and sníð listum . . . ðonne ðú hit tóstinge oððe sníþe, Lchdm. ii. 208, 11-21. Sníð oððe ceorf on ðæt hále and ðæt cwice líc, 84, 28: 52, 2. Gód lǽce ðe wel cann wunda sníðan, Past. 49; Swt. 377, 18. Ic wéne ðæt hé hiene snide sláwlícor, gif hé him ǽr sǽde ðæt hé hiene sníðan wolde . . . se lǽce, ðonne hé cymþ ðone untruman tó sníðanne, 26; Swt. 186, 2-7. II a. metaphorically :-- Ðæt mon mǽge sníþan and bærnan his unþeáwas ut culpae morbos supplicio resecarent, Bt. 38, 7; Fox 210, 3. III. to cut up or to pieces Ðone ramm ðú sníðst tó sticcon, Ex. 29, 17. Hié wǽron snidene mid snide secti sunt, Past. 30; Swt. 205, 13. IV. to cut so as to kill, to slay an animal (v. of-sníðan, sníðung, II.) Ðæra éwena meolc gé brucon and ða ðe fǽtte wǽron gé snidon (mactavistis ), L. Ecg. P. iii. 16; Th. ii. 202, 24. Ða ealdan sacerdas cealf snidon, Homl. Th. ii. 210, 19. God hét niman ánes geáres lamb and sníðan on Eástertíde, 40, 11: 262, 29. V. to cut stone, to hew Ðæra wyrhtena ðe ðæne stán snidon and fégdon, Anglia xi. 4, 12. VI. to cut hair Wið heáfodece, hundes heáfod gebærn tó ahsan and sníð ðæt heáfod; lege on, Lchdm. ii. 20, 2. VII. to cut corn, to reap Ða on teárum sáwaþ, hí eft gefeán sníðaþ in gaudio metent, Ps. Th. 125, 5. [Tacc Ysaac þin wennchell & sniþ itt alls itt wære an shep, Orm. 14666. Goth. sneiþan to reap: 0. Sax. sníðan to cut: O. Frs. snítha: O. H. Ger. snídan secare, resecare, caedere, putare, dolere, attondere: Icel. sníða; p. sneið (but sníddi also occurs) to cut, prune.] v. á-, be-, ge-, of-, tó-, ymb-sníðan; snǽdan.
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