Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
gen. sán; m. A tub, pail, vessel Saa libitorium, Txts. 35, 17. [Prompt. Parv. soo or cowl, vessel tina. He kam to þe welle, water updrow, And filde þer a michel so, Havel. 933. So, soa a tub with two ears, to carry on a stang, Ray's North-country words. Sao, soe a tub; commonly used for a brewing-tub only, but sometimes for a large tub in which clothes are steeped before washing, E. D. S. Pub. Lincolnshire. ' In Bedfordshire, what we call a coal and a coal-staff, they call a sow and a sow-staff,' Kennett. Icel. sár a cask : Dan. saa : Swed. så.]
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