spearca
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
spearca
an; m. A spark. I. literal Spærca scintella, Wrt. Voc. ii. 120, 21. Spearca scintilla, i. 66, 39: 284, 14. Ne biþ ðǽr leóhtes án lytel spearca, Wulfst. 139, 11. Sleá hé him ánne spearcan, Lchdm. ii. 290, 17. Hí ásprungan up swá swá spearcan, Homl. Th. ii. 350, 23: Bd. 3, 10; S. 534, 31. Ðæt manega menn geseóþ feallan of ðære heofene, swylce hit sýn steorran, hit beóþ spearcan of ðam rodere, Anglia viii. 320, 33. His eágan wǽron fýrene spearcan sprengende, Homl. Th. i. 466, 26. II. metaphorical Se spearca ðara gódra weorca, Past. 14; Swt. 87, 6. Sum spearca sóþfæstnesse, Bt. 35, 5; Fox 164, 2. Ne furðum án spearca mínes cynrenes nis mé forlǽtan, Homl. Skt. ii. 30, 206. Gif ða scyldigan ǽnigne spearcan wísdómes hæfdon, 38, 7; Fox 210, 9. Word spearcum fleáh áttre gelícost, Cd. Th. 274, 32; Sat. 162. v. fýr-spearca.
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