sund
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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sund
es; n. I. power of swimming Hé sealde ðám fixum sund and ðám fugelum fliht, Homl. Th. i. 16, 7: Hexam. 8; Norm. 14, 10. Dol biþ se ðe gǽþ on deóp wæter, se ðe sund nafaþ, ne gesegled scip, Salm. Kmbl. 449; Sal. 225. [Heore (fishes ) sund is awemmed, Laym. 21326.] II. the act of swimming Hé on holme wæs sundés ðe sǽnra, Beo. Th. 2876; B. 1436. Hé ðé æt sunde oferflát he beat you at swimming, 1039; B. 517. Hé mid sunde (cf. Icel. með sundi) ða eá oferfaran wolde, Ors. 2, 4; Swt. 72, 29. Apollonius becom mid sunde tó Pentapolim, Ap. Th. 11, 6. Hié on sunde (cf. Icel. á sundi) tó ðære byrig fóron, Nar. 10, 28: Beo. Th. 3240; B. 1618. Ðú ðe wið Brecan wunne on sídne sǽ ymb sund flite thou that didst strive with Brecan on the wide sea, didst contend in the matter of swimming, 1019 ; B. 507. Flód on sund (cf. Icel. á sund) áhóf earce from eorðan, Cd. Th. 83, 32; Gen. 1388. III. sea, water Streámas wundon, sund wið sande, Beo. Th. 431; B. 213. Ðá wæs sund liden then was the sea passed, 452; B. 223. Se stán tógán, streám út áweóll ... sund grunde onféng, Andr. Kmbl. 3055; An. 1530. Sund unstille, Exon. Th. 338, 14; Gn. Ex. 78. Swelaþ sǽfiscas sundes getwǽfde (the ocean having been dried up by the heat ), 61, 20; Cri. 987. Wǽglíþende setlaþ sǽmearas sundes æt ende by the shore (or at the end of their swimming (?)), 361, 6; Wal. 15. Ic on sunde áwóx ufan ýþum þeaht, 392, 6; Rä. 11, 3. Sǽmearas sunde getenge, Elen. Kmbl. 456; El. 228. Of nihtes sunde, Salm. Kmbl. 675; Sal. 337. Hié on sund (the Red Sea ) stigon, Cd. Th. 198, 8; Exod. 319: Beo. Th. 1029; B. 512. Ðone ðe grund and sund, eorðan and hreó wǽgas, salte sǽstreámas ámearcode, Andr. Kmbl. 1494; An. 748. Hwá ðam sǽflotan sund wísode whoacted as pilot for the vessel, 762; An. 381: 976; An. 488. [Fiss on sund (watir, Trin. MS.); C. M. 621. Icel. sund swimming; a sound: Dan. Swed. sund a sound, strait.] v. syndig.
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