wyrm-cyn
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
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wyrm-cyn
wyrm-cynn, es; n. I. the genus reptile, reptiles, serpents Hí gesáwon æfter wætere wyrmcynnes fela, sellíce sǽdracan, sund cunnian, Beo. Th. 2855; B. 1425. Betwux dracum and aspidum and eallum wyrmcynne, Homl. Th. i. 488, 1. Betwux eallum deórcynne and wurmcynne, 102, 6. On ðam fíftan dæge hé gesceóp eall wyrmcynn, and eall fisccynn, Lchdm. iii. 234, 11. II. a species of reptile or serpent Scorpio, ðæt is án wyrmcynn, Lk. Skt. 11, 12. Wyrmcyn, Nar. 13, 10. Nis nán wyrmcynn ne wildeóra cynn on yfelnysse gelíc yfelum wífe, Homl. Th. 1. 488, 10. On wéstennum wildeóra and wyrmcynna missenlícra, Ors. 3, 9; Swt. 136, 25: Exon. Th. 371, 31; Seel. 84. [O. H. Ger. wurm-chunni.]
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