stæf-cyst
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
stæf-cyst
e; f. Excellence in letters or learning, book-learning, 'Leornodest ðú ǽfre sealmas oþþe óþre hálige gewritu?' 'Ic stæfcyste ne leornode ne ðæra manna nánum ne hlyste ðe ða smeádon and rǽddon' 'didst thou ever learn psalms, or other holy writings?' 'I never learned anything from books, nor have I listened to any of those men that have studied and read them,' Homl. Skt. ii. 23 b, 593. Cf. stæf-cræft, II.
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