CNAPA
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.
CNAPA
cnafa, an; m. I. a boy, young man, KNAVE; puer, juvenis, adolescens He betǽhte hys cnapan and se cnapa hit ofslóh he gave it [a calf] to his young man and the young man slew it, Gen. 18, 7. Heó sealde ðam cnapan drincan dedit puero bibere, 21, 19: 22, 19: 42, 22: 48, 16: Homl. Th. i. 186, 14. Ic hæbbe sumne cnapan habeo quemdam puerum, Coll. Monast. Th. 19, 27. Abraham férde mid twám cnapum to fyrlenum lande Abraham ducens secum duos juvenes abiit in locum, Gen. 22, 3, 5. Syle cnapan [cnafan C.] ðínum da puero tuo, Ps. Spl. 85, 15. Ðæt wíf wearþ wráþ ðam cnapan mulier molesta erat adolescenti, Gen. 39, 10. II. a servant; servus He hét his cnapan behealdan to ðære sǽ he ordered his servant to look towards the sea, Bd. de nat. rerum; Wrt. popl. science 18, 23; Lchdm. iii. 276, 24. [Wyc. knaue-child a male child: Piers P. Chauc. knave: Laym. cnaue: Orm. cnapess, gen: Plat. knape, knawe: O. Sax. knapo, m: Frs. knape: O. Frs. knapa, knappa, m: Dut. knaap, m: Kil. knape: Ger. M. H. Ger. knabe, m; O. H. Ger. knabo, knappo: Swed. knape, m: Icel. knapi, m.] DER. þeów-cnapa.
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