þrág-bisig
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
þrág-bisig
adj. Occupied for a time(?), periodically employed(?) Ic sceal þrágbysig þegne mínnm hýran georne, Exon. Th. 387, 6; Rä. 5, 1. The subject of the riddle is a millstone, and the Latin riddles on which the English one is based seem to suggest that the epithet might refer to running; Aldhelm has: Par labor ambarum ... altera currit; Symphosius: Non desinit ille moveri. v. Prehn's Rätsel des Exeterbuches. But the verse requires þrág, while the verb,þrægan, has a short vowel; and þrág seems always(?) used in the sense of time.
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