sweng
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.
sweng
es; m. A blow, stroke Sweng ictus, Ælfc. Gr. 11; Zup. 79, 6. Sweng oððe cnyssung ictus, 43; Zup. 255, 3. Eádweard ánne slóg swíþe mid his swurde, swenges ne wyrnde, Byrht. Th. 135, 15; By. 118. Hé hond swenge ne ofteáh, Beo. Th. 3045; B. 1520. Him for swenge swát ǽdrum sprong, 5924; B. 2966: 5365; B. 2686. Ic mé gúðbordes sweng gebearh, Cd. Th. 163, 5; Gen. 2693. Weras him ondrédon for ðære dǽde Drihtnes handa, sweng (the stroke, i. e. the punishment threatened if Sara were not returned to Abraham ), 161, 26; Gen. 2671. Iacob swilt þrowode ðurg stenges sweng, Apostls. Kmbl. 143; Ap. 72. Hé feorbwunde hleát sweordes swengum, Beo. Th. 4761; B. 2386. Bord oft onféng ýða swengas oft the vessel's side received the billows' blows, Elen. Kmbl. 478; El. 239. [In later English the word is used in a metaphorical sense similar to that of stroke in modern English, and may be compared with M. H. Ger. swanc, swang a trick: Ger. schwank; cf. also Ger. streich = trick. To wrastlen aȝein þes deofles swenges, A. R. 80, 8. Ȝef ha etstonden wulleð mine unwreste wrenches ant mine swikele swenges, wrestlin ha moten wið ham seoluen, Marh. 14, 12. Ȝif tweie men goþ to wrastlinge . . . and þe on can swenges swiþe fele . . . and þe oþer ne can sweng bute ane, O. and N. 795. Cf. O. H. Ger. swanch swinging, stroke: M. H. Ger. swanc, swang: Ger. schwang.] v. feorh-. heaðu-, heoru-, hete-, wæl-sweng.
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