swic-dóm
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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swic-dóm
es; m. I. deceit, fraud Wæs swicdóm swíðra ðonne wísdom, and þúhte hwílum wísost se ðe wæs swicolast, and se ðe litelícost cúðe leáslíce hiwian unsóð tó sóðe, Wulfst. 128, 7: 243, 13: 52, 31. Swicdóm woruldwelena deceptio divitiarum, Mk. Skt. 4, 19. Mid syrewungum and swicdóme hé becom tó ðære cynelícan geðincðe, Homl. Th. i. 80, 34. Hí (the Romans) mid swicdóme hié (the Sabine women ) begeáton, Ors. 2, 2; Swt. 64, 27: Ælfc. T. Grn. 13, 20. Annanias and Saphira wurdon ofslegene for heora swicdóme, Homl. Ass. 59, 194. Hé (Christ ) synne ne worhte ne nǽnne swicdóm on lífe, 47, 565. Hé hire sǽde þurh hire swicdóm, bepǽht, on hwam his strengð wæs, Jud. 16, 5. Se cyning swíðor micle wénende wæs ðæt hié ðonon fleónde wǽren ðonne hié ǽnigne swicdóm cýþan dorsten the king thought it was far more probable that they were fleeing thence, than that they would venture to practise any ruse, Ors. 2, 4; Swt. 76, 16. Swicdóma deceptionum, Hpt. Gl. 502, 18. II. treachery, failure in loyalty, treason Ðá tugon hiene ðære burge witan ðæt hé heora swicdómes wið Alexander fremmende wǽre the chief men of the town accused him of treasonable practices against them in his relations with Alexander; quasi urbem regi venditasset, Ors. 4, 5; Swt. 168, 17. Be hláfordsearwe (be cynincges swicdóme, MS. B.) of treason, L. Alf. pol. 4; Th. i. 62, 14. Hí sǽdon ðæt hí woldan cuman ðider for ðes cynges swicdóme for the purpose of acting treacherously towards the king, Chr. 1048; Erl. 178, 27. Wæs ðis land swíðe ástirad and mid mycele swicdóme áfylled the land was much disturbed and filled with treason, 1087; Erl. 224, 2. Wið ðam ðe hí ealle ánrǽdlíce búton swicdóme (without failure of their loyalty) tó him (Ethelred ) gecyrdon,SWIFT." title="Page b0954 - 954 SWICE — SWIFT.">1014; Erl. 150, 13. III. an offence; scandalum Wá ðysum middangearde þurh swicdómas (a scandalis): neód ys ðæt swycdómas (scandala) cumon ; þeáhhwæðere wá ðam menn ðe swycdóm (scandalum, þurh hyne cymþ, Mt. Kmbl. 18, 7. [Misdon þurh Beelzebubes swikedom, O. E. Homl. i. 55, 10. þis nis nan swikedom, for þat weord ich hit halde, Laym. 8310. AH þatt folljheþþ swikedom, Orm. 3997. þu me misraddest. . . Schild þi swikedom from þe lihte, O. and N. 163. Icel. svik-dómr treason.]
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