streng
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
§7,
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
streng
es; m. I. a string, cord, rope Ráp vel strenc funiculus, modicus funus, Wrt. Voc. ii. 151, 67. Strengas vel bendas lora ,136, 77. Hé worhte swipan of strengon (de funiculis), Jn. Skt. 2, 15. 1. a string of a musical instrument Streng fidis. Wrt. Voc. i. 73, 54. On saltere týn strenga (chordarum), Ps. Spl. 32, 2. Strengum fidibus, Wrt. Voc. ii. 37, 22 : 148, 71 : Hpt. Gl. 520, 61. Mid týn strengum getogen hearpe, Ps. Th. 143, 10. 2. a bow-string Boga arcus, bogen (-an?) streng anquina (ar- ? ), Wrt. Voc. i. 35, 26. Strǽla storm strengum gebǽded, Beo. Th. 6226; B. 3117. 3. in a ship, part of the rigging; also a cable. v. ancer-streng and cf. Icel. strengr in this sense Ðæt scyp úte on ðære sǽ byþ gesund, gyf se streng (v. ancer-streng, 1. 18) áþolaþ, for ðam hýs byþ se óðer ende fast on ðære eorðan and se óðer on ðam scype... Ðú scealt gefastnian ðone streng on Gode, ðæt ðæt scyp healdan sceal ðínes módes, Shrn. 175, 21-31. Windas weóxon, strengas gurron, Andr. Kmbl. 748 ; An. 374. 4. a ligament, string (of the tongue) Wið ðam ðe se streng under ðare tunga tóswollen byþ, Lchdm. iii. 102, 2, 4, 5, 8. Strengce nervo, Hpt. Gl. 405, 73. Strenga nervorum, 475, 13. II. fig. a line, lineage (cf. Icel. strengr, used of a narrow water-channel) Of ðam strenge com Noe and his wíf, Ælfc. T. Grn. 3, 28. [O. H. Ger. strang funus, funiculus: Icel. strengr.] v. ancer-streng.
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