swician
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
swician
p. ode. I. to wander Ðaer hí swiciaþ on swíman, firenweorc beraþ, Exon. Th. 79, 33; Cri. 1300. Suicade, suicudae spatiaretur, Txts. 99, 1893. Hí ðurh cúþe stówe swicedon and fóron per nota loca dispersi vagarentur, Bd. 4. 4; S. 571, 4. Hí swycedan geond wésten erraverunt in solitudine, Ps. Th. 106, 3. Swicedan, 39. Swiciende pervagatus. Wrt. Voc. ii. 68, 79. II. to depart, turn Ná ic fram ðínum dónum dǽdum swicade a judiciis tuis non declinavi, Ps. Th. 118, 102. III. to deceive Mǽst ǽlc swicode and óðrum derede wordes and dǽde, Wulfst. 160, 3. Ne ǽnig ne syrwe ne óðrum ne swicie, 73, 12: 70, 5. Lytelíce swician, 55, 16. Ða men ðe ne dorstan for Godes ege swician . . . ða ðe cúðan swician and befician and mid leásbregdum earmum mannum derian. L. I. P. 12; Th. ii. 320, 31-26. Swiciende licceteras árísaþ and forlǽraþ tó manege, Wulfst. 89, 17. III a. with prep, on, ymb, to practise deceit in relation to a matter; cf. O. Sax. swíkan umbi :-- Se ðe on mynstres ǽhtum mid fácne swicaþ he who fraudulently deceives in the matter of a monastery's possessions. Homl. Th. i. 398, 26. Annanias and Saphira swicedon on heora ágenum ǽhtum, 33. Se syrwienda deofol á swicaþ, embe mancyn is ever practising deceit in respect to man, Wulfst. 107, 23. Se sceaða georne swicode ymb ða sáwle, Cd. Th. 38, 15; Gen. 607. IV. to offend; also to be offended; scandalizare, scandalizari Gif ðín hand ðé swicaþ (scandalizat), Mt. Kmbl. 18, 8, 9: Mk. Skt. 9, 43, 45. þeáh ðe ealle swicion ne swicige. ic ðé ná etsi omnes scandalizati fuerint serf non ego, 14, 29. IV a. to give offence by words, speak injuriously :-- Ná murcna ðú ná swica ðú non murmures, non blasphemes, Scint. 164, 16. [O. H. Ger. swichón vagari.] v. á, ǽ-, be-swician; swícan.
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