sweora
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.
sweora
swira, swyra, swura, an; m. I. a neck Sweora collum, Wrt. Voc. ii. 16, 51: cervix, 52. Foreweard sweora capitium, 45. Sweora vel swura collum, i. 43, 36. Swira collum, 283, 2: cervex, 3. Swyra collum, 64, 65: Soul Kmbl. 218; Seel. 111. Swiora smæl, Exon. Th. 486, 15; Rä. 72, 15. Ðá heó ðrycced wæs mid sáre hire sweoran ðæt heó oft cwǽde: 'Ic wát ðæt ic be gewyrhtum on mínum sweoran bere ða byrþenne ðysse ádle' quia cum praefato dolore maxillae sive colli premeretur solita sit dicere: 'scio, quia merito in collo pondus languoris porto, Bd. 4, 19; S. 589, 22-26. Swile on hire sweoran tumorem sub maxilla, S. 588, 43. Tó his suiran getíged, Past. 2; Swt. 31, 18. Tó hys swyran (sweoran, MS. A.: suire, Lind.: swira, Rush.) gecnytt, Mt. Kmbl. 18, 6. Swuran (sweoran, MS. A.: suiro, Lind.: swira, Rush.), Mk. Skt. 9, 42. Swioran ceruice, Lchdm. i. lxx, 9. Swiran ceutro (cf. cervellum, i. ceutrum brægen, Wrt. Voc. ii. 130, 31. Ceutrum þrotbolla, 131, 1), lxxi, 1. Underlútan mid eówrum swiran ðæt deáþlícne geoc, Bt. 19; Fox 68, 26: Met. 10, 19. Ðeáh hé him ðone stíðan swioran (swiran, Hatt. MS.) fortrǽde, Past. 33; Swt. 228, 9. Hé wýscte ðæt ealle Rómáne hæfden ǽnne sweoran (unam cervicem ), Ors. 6, 3; Swt. 256, 27: Judth. Thw. 23, 5; Jud. 106. Hié sendon ráp on his sweoran (swyran, 20), Blickl. Homl. 241, 24. Is ymb ðone sweoran (the neck of the phenix ) beága beorhtast, Exon. Th. 219, 10; Ph. 305. Óþ mannes swuran, Blickl. Homl. 245, 33: Gen. 41, 42: Deut. 28, 48. Swiran (swioran) cladam, Lchdm. i. lxx, 1 (see note). On ða swyran sínra þegena, Met. 9, 56. II. of land, a hause (as in Esk Hause), a col; cf. ge-sweoru Dúna swioran juga, Wrt. Voc. ii. 48, 18. [Sware, swire, the neck, the declination of a mountain near the summit; the most level spot between two hills, Jamieson. Cf. Icel.] III. of water, the part where the distance between opposite shores is least Ofer swira sǽs (cf. ofer ðære sǽs múðan, W. S.) trans fretum maris, Mk. Skt. Lind. Rush. 5, 1. On púles sweran, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 97, 5. [Swiere (rimes with (wilde) diere), O. E. Homl. ii. 224, 146. Swore (rimes with (wilde) dore), i. 169, 144. Sweore, 49, 28: A. R. 394, 19. Swire, 58, 7: Marh. 9, 8. Swure (swere, 2nd MS.), Laym. 4012. Sweore (swere, and MS.), 26565. Sweore, swore (rimes with deore, dore beast), O. and N. 1125. Sweore, swore, suere, 73. Suere (rimes with ouerdere), R. Glouc. 389, 22. Swire (rimes with sire), Havel. 311. Swere (rimes with there), Gow. ii. 30, 17. Icel. svíri.] v. belced-sweora.
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