stefn
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.
stefn
stemn, es; m. I. a turn, time Ðá besæt sió fierd hié (the Danes) ðǽr ða hwíle ðe hié ðær lengest mete hæfdon, ac hié hæfdon heora stemn gesetenne the English force had sat out its turn of service, Chr. 894; Erl. 90, 31. But the word occurs mostly in phrases Ðá Noe ongan níwan stefne (anew, a second time) hám staðelian, Cd. Th. 94, 2; Gen. 1555: Beo. Th. 5181; B. 2594. Eft ... niówan stefne, 3582; B. 1789: Andr. Kmbl. 2607; An. 1305: Cd. Th. 113, 12; Gen. 1886. Hé hine Cyriacus syððan nemde níwan stefne he afterwards named him afresh Cyriacus, Elen. Kmbl. 2119; El. 1061. Emb stemn uicissim, Germ. 388, 77. Emb stem, Scint. 140, 17. II. a body of persons who take their turn at any work (v. fird-stemn), the English military force(?) On stemnes peð (cf. here-paþ), Cod. Dip. Kmbl. v. 121, 33. v. stefnan, stefning.
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