swylt
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.
swylt
es; m. Death, destruction. I. of the death of the body Swylt háligra mors sanctorum, Ps. Th. 115, 5. Ende becwom, swylt æfter synnum, Beo. Th. 2514; B. 1255. On galgan rídan, seomian æt swylte, Exon. Th. 329, 14; Vy. 34. Deáðberende gyfl (the forbidden fruit ) ða sinhíwan tó swylte geteáh, 153, 10; Gú. 823. Swylt settan ðínum esnum to put thy servants to death, Ps. Th. 78, 2. Swylt ætfæstan, Andr. Kmbl. 2695; An. 1350. Swilt þrowian, Apstls. Kmbl. 142; Ap. 71. ¶ The word often occurs with somewhat of a personal sense as the subject of niman, forniman :-- Ǽr ðec swylt nime, deáð for duguðe, Exon. Th. 257, 31; Jul. 255: Elen. Kmbl. 892; El. 447. Ðǽr Seón cyning swylt dreórig fornam, Ps. Th. 135, 20: Beo. Th. 2877; B. 1436. Ealle swylt fornam, druron dómleáse, deáðrǽs forféng, Andr. Kmbl. 1988; An. 996: Exon. Th. 283, 5; Jul. 675: 477, 19; Ruin. 27. II. of the second death, the perdition of the soul Hí leahtrum fá, lége gebundne, swylt þrowiaþ . . . ðæt is éce cwealm, Exon. Th. 94, 14; Cri. 1540. [Cf. Góth. swulta-wairþja lying at the point of death: Icel. sultr hunger, famine.]
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