Awrítaþ hie on his wǽpne wælnota heáp, bealwe bócstafas
they cut upon his weapon a heap of fatal marks, baleful letters,
- Salm. Kmbl. 325; Sal. 162.
Engel Drihtnes wrát in wáge worda gerýnu baswe bócstafas
the angel of the Lord wrote on the wall mysteries of words in crimson letters,
- Cd. 210; Th. 261, 10; Dan. 724.
Ðæt he him bócstafas arǽdde and arehte
that he [Daniel] should read and explain the characters to them,
- 212; Th. 262, 7; Dan. 740.
Hwá wrát bócstafas ǽrest
who first wrote letters?
- Salm. Kmbl. 200, 23: 192, 6.
- Salm. Kmbl. 199; Sal. 99.
Wæs se beám bócstafum awriten
the beam was inscribed with letters,
- Elen. Kmbl. 182; El. 91.
Bosworth, Joseph. “bóc-stæf.” In An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online, edited by Thomas Northcote Toller, Christ Sean, and Ondřej Tichy. Prague: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, 2014. https://bosworthtoller.com/4786.Checked: 0