staca
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.
staca
an; m. A stake Nygon fét of ðam stacan tó ðære mearce, L. Ath. iv. 7; Th. i. 226, 12. Ðǽr his bróðor heáfod stód on stacangefæstnod, Homl. Skt. ii. 26, 166. Wrí ðysne circul on ánum mealan stán on uppan ðam stacan, Lchdm. i. 395, 3-5. Mon hæfde ða burg mid stacum gemearcod, wulfas átugan ða stacan up, Ors. 5, 5; Swt. 226, 17-19. Álege ðone man upweard, dríf .ii. stacan æt ðám eaxlum, Lchdm. ii. 342, 5. ¶ In the following passages there seems to be a reference to the method of witchcraft, that consisted in thrusting a pin or the like into the figure of a person, whom it was desired to injure. On this practice, see, inter alia, Brand's Antiquities, ed. Hazlitt, vol. iii. p65, Grmm. D. M. 1045, and the Glossary to Thorpe's edition of the Early Laws, s. v. stacung :-- Gif hwá drífe stacan on ǽnigne man. ...And gif se man for ðære stacunge deád biþ si quis acus in homine aliquo defixerit. ...Et si homo ex illa punctura mortuus sit, L. Ecg. P. iv. 17; Th. ii. 208, 26-29: L. Edg. C. 38; Th. ii. 274, 26-28. (In each case the section occurs amongst regulations dealing with witchcraft.) Án wyduwe and hire sune drifon íserne stacan on Alsie, Wulfstánes feder... Man téh ðæt morð forð of hire inclifan. Ða nam man ðæt wíf and ádrencte hí æt Lundenebrigce, Chart. Th. 230, 12-19. [O. Frs. stac[e].]
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