seax
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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seax
es; n. I. a knife, an instrument for cutting Seax cultellus, Wrt. Voc. i. 287, 3. Seax oððe scyrseax culter, ii. 15, 58. Saex, 105, 69. Ðæt stǽnene sex ðe ðæt cild ymbsnáþ, Homl. Th. i. 98, 10. Seaxes ord, Exon. Th. 472, 6; Rä. 61, 12. Seaxes ecg, 70, 20; Cri. 1141. Sníþ mid seaxse, Lchdm. ii. 56, 7. Ða hét hé him his seax árǽcan tó screádigenne ǽnne æppel, Homl. Th. i. 88, 9. Nim ðæt seax ðe ðæt hæfte sié fealo hrýðeres horn and sién .III. ǽrene næglas on, Lchdm. ii. 290, 22. Sting ðín seax on ða wyrte, 346, 12. Hý begyrde resten and náne sex (seax, MSS. T. F.) be heora sídan næbben cultellos ad latus non habeant, R. Ben. 47, 10. Wirc ðé stǽnene sex fac tibi cultros lapideos, Jos. 5, 2. II. as a weapon, a short sword, dagger Ðǽr gebrægd ðara hǽðenra manna sum his seaxe; ðá hé hineSEAX- —SECG." title="Page b0854 - 854 SEAX- —SECG.">ðá stingan mynte, ðá nyste hé fǽringa hwǽr ðæt seax com, Blickl. Homl. 223, 16. Heó hyre seaxe geteáh, brád, brúnecg, Beo. Th. 3095; B. 1545. Hé (St. Martin ) tócearf his basing on emtwá mid sexe, Homl. Th. ii. 500, 26. Geteáh his seax, Blickl. Homl. 215, 6. [O. L. Ger. sahs: O. Frs. sax: O. H. Ger. sahs cultrum, semispathium: Icel. sax a short sword.] v. blód-, ceorf-, hand-, hup-, lǽce-, nægel-, scear-, þeóh-, wæl-seax; and cf. sagu.
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