strícan
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Strong
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
strícan
p. strác, pl. stricon; pp. stricen. I. to stroke, smooth, rub, wipe Ne delfe hý nán man mid ísene and mid wætere ne þweá, ac stríce hý mid cláðe clǽne, Lchdm. iii. 30, 24. [Baldulf lette striken to þan bare lichen his bærd and his chinne had his beard shaved of quite smoothly. Laym. 20303. To make murrour bryȝt. Stryke theron blak sope, Rel. Ant. i. 108, 23 (15th cent.). Streky or make pleyne complano, slreky or make playne by mesure hostio, streky, as menn do cattys palmito, Prompt. Parv. 479, col. 2. To stryke a buschelle hostiare, Cath; Ang. 369. This pecke to conteyne stryken with a strykell as mutche as cur standerd pecke holdeth upheaped, ib. note I. To stryke a bed=to make it smooth, is quoted by Halliwell, who gives strike as a Devonshire word for to rub gently. O. H. Ger. stríhhan linere, fovere. Cf. Icel. strjúka to stroke, rub, wipe: Dan. stryge.] v. ymb-strícan. II. to make a stroke, v. be-strícan; strica. III. to go, move, run Búlon ðæm rodere ðe ðás rúman gesceaft ǽghwylce dæge útan ymbhwyrfeþ, stríceþ ymbútan, Met. 20, 140. [Strikeð a stream ut of stanene þruh, Kath. 122, 2479. Comen alle strikinde of eauer euch strete fit ex omni civitate concursus, 35, 732. Hamun him to strac (wende to, 2nd MS.), Laym. 9318. Faraon strac inn affterr Godes follc, Orm. 14810. blod strac adun of hire bodí, Marh. 5, 34: 11, 7. Striken men þiderward, 17, 31. Þe strunden þe striken (ran) adun of þine fet, O. E. Homl. i. 187, 28. A mous . . . stroke forth sternly and stode biforn hem alle, Piers P. prol. 183. See also Halliwell, strike, strike 2. . The word is still used of motion as in to strike across a country. O. H. Ger. stríhhan ire, meare: Ger. streichen to move, rush, rove. Cf. Icel. strjúka to go, rush: Dan. stryge to go, stryge Landet orn to stroll about the country.]
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