sang-cræft
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
sang-cræft
es; m. I. the art of singing, music (vocal or instrumental) Sangcræft musica (in a list of the arts), Hpt. Gl. 479, 46. Wæs hé swýðest on cyricean sangcræft getýd Rómánisce þeáwe maxime modulandi in ecclesia more Romanorum peritum, Bd. 4, 2; S. 566, 19. On sangcræft gelǽred cantandi sonos edoctus, 5, 20; S. 646, 6. I a. an art of singing :-- Biþ ðæs hleóþres swég (the voice of the Phenix when singing) eallum songcræftum swétra and wlitigra, and wynsumra wrenca gehwylcum, Exon. Th. 206, 25; Ph. 132. II. the art of composing poetry Hé (Cædmon) þurh Godes gife ðone sangcræft onféng gratis canendi donum accepit, Bd. 4, 24; S. 596, 41.
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