swica
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.
swica
an; m. I. a deceiver Swica planus vel seductor, Wrt. Voc. i. 47, 51. Se swica (se ductor ille ) sǽde: 'Æfter þrým dagon ic áríse,' Mt. Kmbl. 27, 63. Seó smyltnys is stulor and dígele swica, Homl. Th. ii. 392, 25. II. one who fails in fidelity or fealty, a traitor Him man wearp on, ðæt hé wæs ðes cynges swica and ealra landleóda that he was a traitor to his king and country, Chr. 1055; Erl. 189, 4. Swá wurdon Willelmes swican geniðrade, 1075; Erl. 214, 17. [The suikes undergæton ð he (Stephen) milde man was, Chr. 1137; Erl. 261, 30. Ueond þet þuncheð freond is swike ouer alle swike, A. R. 98, 6. Sweoke (the false fiend), H. M. 45, 34. Þus speken þeos swiken, . . . swa long heo hine lærde, þat he heom ileuede, Laym. 3816. Godard was þe moste swike . . . withuten on, þe wike Iudas, Havel. 423. Icel. dróttin*-*sviki.] v. ǽ-, be-, fæder-, hláford-, mann-swica.
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