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sacan

  • verb [ strong ]
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Grammar
sacan, p. sóc, pl. sócon; pp. sacen.
Wright's OE grammar
§54; §57; §508;
to fight, strive, contend
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  • Þeódscypas winnaþ and sacaþ heom betweónan,

      Wulfst. 86, 8.
  • Hé geseh twegen Ebréisce him betwýnan sacan

    conspexit duos Hebraeos rixantes,

      Ex. 2, 13.
  • Ic (

    Beowulf

    ) sceal fón wið feónde and ymb feorh sacan,
      Beo. Th. 883; B. 439.
  • Gód sceal wið yfele, líf sceal wið deáþe, leóht sceal wið þýstrum, fyrd wið fyrde, feónd wið óðrum, láð wið láðe ymb land sacan,

      Menol. Fox 568; Gn. C. 53.
  • Sceal fǽge sweltan and dógra gehwam ymb gedál sacan middangeardes,

      Exon. Th. 335, 4; Gn. Ex. 28.
  • Ðú tælnissum wið ða sélestan sacan ongunne

    thou didst attempt to strive with the best (the gods) with insults,

      254, 23; Jul. 206.
  • Wǽran sacende

    emulabantur,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 33, 10.
to disagree, act in opposition, not to be, or
not to act, in unison, to wrangle
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  • Ðonne se abbod and se práfost ungeráde beóþ and him betwyx sacaþ

    dum contraria sibi inuicem sentiunt,

      R. Ben. 124, 19.
  • Ne ða óðre ongeán ðæt ne sacan (wiðcweðon, Wells Frag.)

    the others shall offer no opposition to the decision,

      119, 2.
  • Dóm stande ðár þegenas sammǽle beón; gif hig sacan (

    disagree

    ), stande ðæt hig .viii. secgaþ,
      L. Eth. iii. 13; Th. i. 289, 3.
  • Ðæt hé sóce

    altercaretur, sermocinaretur,

      Hpt. Gl. 476, 67.
of litigation,
to bring a suit
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  • Ðá sóc Wulfstán on sum ðæt land

    Wulfstan brought a suit laying claim to some of the land,

      Chart. Th. 376, 7.
to bring a charge against one, to accuse, blame
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  • Hú micla wið ðec sacas cýðnessa

    quanta adversum te dicant testimonia,

      Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 27, 13.
  • Mé míne ágen word sylfne sócon

    verba mea execrabantur,

      Ps. Th. 55, 5.
  • Monige cýðnisse leóse hiǽ gicwédun tó sacanne wið him

    multi testimonium falsum dicebant aduersus eum,

      Mk. Skt. Rush. 14, 56.
  • Swá hwæt þwyr and gebolgen mód ... sacendes hátheortnys hit is ná lufu þreáginge

    quicquid protervus et indignus animus protulerit, objurgantis furor est, non dilectio correctionis,

      Scint. 36.
to refuse, deny. v. on-sacan
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  • Sæccendum sedlum

    negatis sedibus,

      Mt. Kmbl. p. 18, 14.
Etymology
[Goth. sakan to strive, rebuke : O. Sax. sakan to rebuke, blame : O. H. Ger. sahhan litigare, increpare, objurgare : Icel. saka; wk. to fight, blame, accuse.]
Similar entries
v. æt-, be-, for-, fore-, ge-, of-, on-, óþ-, wið-, wiðer-sacan; sacian.
Linked entries
v.  æt-sacan æt-sæcst ge-saca ge-sacan be-sacan for-sacan.
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