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  • noun [ masculinefeminine ]
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scrætte, an; f.
An adulteress, a harlot
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  • Scrættena

    moecharum, meretricum,

      Hpt. Gl. 507, 2.
  • Scrættena (scræftena, MS.) scortarum, 524, l. In fifteenth century vocabularies skratt, skrate translates armifrodita, Wrt. Voc. i. 217, 23: 268, 64; see also Cath. Angl. 325; and in this sense Halliwell gives scrat as a word in dialects of the North. Scritta is the form glossing


    in Ælfric's
      Glossary, Wrt. Voc. i. 45, 28.
  • Corresponding forms but with different meanings are found in O. H. Ger scraz; pl. scrazza pilosi, incubi; screzza larvae; scratun; pl. pilosi, larvae: Icel. skratti;

    m. a wizard, warlock; goblin, monster.

    Cf. Old Scratch, v. Grmm. D. M. 447 sqq.
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  • scrætte, n.