swicn
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
swicn
e; f. Clearance from a criminal charge Se ðe hereteáma betygen sié, hé hine be his wergilde áliése, oþþe be his were geswicne. Se áð sceal bión healf be húslgetigum. Ðeóf, siþþan hé biþ on cyninges bende, náh hé ða swicne is not allowed the alternative of clearing himself by oath, L. In. 15; Th. i. 112, 5. [Goth. swikns innocent, clear of wrong-doing; swiknei, swikniþa purity; swikneins purification: Icel. sykn free from guilt, cleared from a criminal charge; sykn, sykna clearance from a criminal charge.] v. ge-swicn; ge-swicnan.
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