swaþu
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
swaþu
e; f. A track, trace, footstep, vestige; left in swathe a row of mown grass On Oliuetes dúne syndon nú gyt ða swæþe Drihtnes fótlásta . . . ne mihte seó his swaðu beón ðǽm óðrum fiórum geonlícod . . . ða his swaða syndon monnum tó écre láre . . . men mihton sceáwian Drihtnes fóta swaðe. Shrn. 80, 35-81, 15. Næs bútan seó swáðu (the trace of a wound, scar) on, 05, 3. Wé sóðfæstes swaðe folgodon, Andr. Kmbl. 1346; An. 673. Him on swaðe fylgeþ follows in his track, pursues him, Salm. Kmbl. 186; Sal. 92: Exon. Th. 397, 25; Rä. 16, 25: 487, 23; Rä. 74. Hæleð lágon, on swaðe sǽton sat in the track, were left dead in the track of the retreating force. Cd. Th. 125, 10; Gen. 2077: 127, 21; Gen. 2114: Andr. Kmbl. 2844; An. 1424. Hié (the defeated Assyrians ) on swaðe reston, Judth. Thw. 26, 11; Jud. 322. On swaðe feóllon æðelinga bearn. Cd. Th. 120, 28; Gen. 2001. Hig unc ásetton on óðre healfe ðære eá, ðæt ða ne mihton uncre swaðe findon, Shrn. 42, 3. Nǽnige swaðe his nullum ejus vestigium, Bd. 4, 23; S. 595, 3. Þeáh ælda bearn lástas míne sécaþ, ic swaþe míne bemíþe, Exon. Th. 500, 26; Rä. 89, 12. Swæðe, Andr. Kmbl. 2880; An. 1443. Ða swaþe áwuniaþ reogollíces lífes regularis vitae vestigia permanent, Bd. 4, 3; S. 566, 43. Sweðe míne vestigia mea, Ps. Surt. 16, 5: 17, 37. v. dolh-, fót-, swát-, weald-, wund-swaþu; swæþ.
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