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SEARU-CRÆFT--SEAX. 853

searu-cræft, es; m. I. a treacherous art, wile, stratagem, an artifice, a machination, plot:--Searecræft molimen, Hpt. Gl. 502, 56. Searocræft machinam, Wrt. Voc. ii. 54, 28. Þurh diófles searucræft, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. ii. 304, 26. Þurh searocræft, Andr. Kmbl. 217; An. 109. Searecræftum argumentis, Hpt. Gl. 471, 27: machinamentis, 478, 54. Bepæ-acute;ht mid ðæs deófles searocræftum, Homl. Th. i. 192, 17: Exon. Th. 136, 13; Gú. 540: 142, 19; Gú. 646. Ealdfeónda níþ searocræftum swíð, 110, 25; Gú. 113. Searecræftas machinas (fraudulentas), Hpt. Gl. 474, 15. Ðe hé ne beswíce þurh his searucræftas (searo-, searæ-), Wulfst. 97, 8. Uton forfleón mán and morþor and searacræftas, 115, 9. Swíðe forsyngod þurh swicdómas and þurh searacræftas, 164, 3. II. art, skill, cunning, a cunning art (in a good sense, v. next word):--Wuldres ealdor gesweotula þurh searocræft ðín sylfes weorc, Exon. Th. 1, 16; Cri. 9. Ða róde mid ðám æðelestum eorcnanstánum besetton searocræftum (cunningly, skilfully, cf. searu, III), Elen. Kmbl. 2049; El. 1026. Ne hí searocræftum godweb giredon, Met. 8, 24. III. an engine, machine (cf. searo, IV):--Stæfliðera ballista, searecræftes machinae, Hpt. Gl. 487, 22.

searu-cræftig; adj. I. skilful, skilled in (with gen.), cunning (in a good sense):--Snottor, searocræftig sáwle ræ-acute;des, Frag. Kmbl. 80; Leás. 42. Sum biþ searocræftig goldes and gimma, Exon. Th. 296, 29; Crä. 58. II. wily, cunning (in a bad sense), 416, 7; Rä. 34, 7.

searu-fáh; adj. Curiously, cunningly coloured (cf. gold-fáh):--Herebyrne síd and searofáh, Beo. Th. 2892; B. 1444.

searu-geþræc, es; n. A store of things in which art is displayed:--Seón and sécean searogeþræc (the dragon's hoard), wundur under wealle, Beo. Th. 6196; B. 3102 [cf. geþræce apparatu, Wrt. Voc. ii. 85, 72].

searu-gim[m], es; m. A curious gem, precious stone:--Seærogim topazion, Ps. Spl. T. 118, 127. His égan scinan swá searagyrn, Nar. 43, 15. Searogemme unio, Wrt. Voc. ii. 89, 34. Meregrota oððe gymmas (saragimmas, MS. V.) margaritae, Nar. 37, 29. Stán, searo&dash-uncertain;gimma nán (æ-acute;lces cynnes gimmas ne . . ., Bt. 34, 8; Fox 144. 31), Met. 21, 21: Beo. Th. 2318; B. 1157. Ðæt ic æ-acute;rwelan, goldæ-acute;ht ongite, gearo sceáwige sigel, searogimmas (the dragon's hoard), 5491; B. 2749: Exon. Th. 478, 5; Ruin. 36.

searu-grim; adj. Fierce in arms or skilfully fierce, having fierceness accompanied by skill:--Gif ðín hige wæ-acute;re swá searogrim swá ðú self talast if thy spirit had been as cunningly fierce (?) as thyself reckons, Beo. Th. 1192; B. 594. Cf. searu-céne.

searu-hæbbend[e] [one] having armour, armed:--Slæ-acute;pe tóbrugdon searuhæbbende the warriors started from sleep, Andr. Kmbl. 3054; An. 1350. Searohæbbendra, 2934; An. 1470: Beo. Th. 480; B. 237: Exon. Th. 468, 12; Phar. 6.

searu-líc; adj. Ingenious, cunning, clever, displaying art or skill:--Ðæt (writing being able to convey a message) is wundres dæ-acute;l, on sefan searolíc ðam ðe swylc ne conn, Exon. Th. 472, 4; Rá. 61, 11. Sum hafaþ searolíc gomen gleódæ-acute;da, 298, 9; Crä. 82. v. next word.

searulíce; adv. Ingeniously, cunningly, cleverly, with art or skill:--Sum mæg searolíce wordcwide wrítan, Exon. Th. 42, 14; Cri. 672. Is se finta sum splottum searolíce beseted, 218, 19; Ph. 297. Ne hí gimreced setton searolíce, Met. 8, 26.

searu-net[t], es; n. I. an armour-net, or a net ingeniously wrought, a coat of mail:--On him byrne scán, searonet seowed smiþes orþancum, Beo. Th. 816; B. 406. II. a net of treachery or guile, a net (metaph.), a snare, wile:--Mé elþeódige inwitwrásne, searonet seóþaþ, Andr. Kmbl. 127; An. 64. Searonettum beseted beset with snares, 1885; An. 945.

searu-níþ, es; m. I. hostility to which effect is given by treachery, crafty enmity:--Ic ne sóhte searoníþas ne ne swór fela áþa on unriht I had not recourse to the arts of the treacherous foe, nor swore many oaths wrongfully, Beo. Th. 5469; B. 2738: 2405; B. 1200. Swá wæs Biówulfe, ðá hé biorges weard sóhte, searoníþas (the wily hostilities of the dragon, who used poison to destroy his foe, cf. áttorsceaþa, 5670, and is called inwitgest, 5333. Cf. too inwit-níþ), 6126; B. 3067. II. armour-hate (v. searu, IV a), martial strife, the strife of armed men, battle:--Nó ic wiht fram ðé swylcra searuníþa secgan hýrde, billa brógan, 1168; B. 582.

searu-píl, es; m. An implement with a point:--Mín heáfod is homere geþuren, searopíla wund, sworfen feóle, Exon. Th. 497, 17; Rä. 87, 2.

searu-rún, e; f. A cunning mystery:--Searorúna gespon, Exon. Th. 347, 20; Sch. 15.

searu-sæ-acute;led; adj. Cunningly tied:--Nelle ic unbunden æ-acute;nigum hýran, nymþe searosæ-acute;led (cf. searu, III, and searu-bunden), Exon. Th. 406, 12; Rä. 24, 16.

searu-þanc, es; m. I. a cunning (in a bad sense) thought, device, artifice, wile:--Geþeóddum searaþancum adhibitis argumentis, Hpt. Gl. 502, 16. Eác ic gelæ-acute;rde Simon searoþoncum, ðæt hé sacan ongon, Exon. Th. 260, 16; Jul. 298. Sume ic mínum hondum searoþoncum (cunningly, craftily) slóg, 272, 4; Jul. 494. Searoþancum beseted beset with snares (v. searu-net), Andr. Kmbl. 2511; An. 1257, II a cunning (in a good sense) thought, skilful device:--Þurh sefan snyttro, searoþonca hord, Past. pref.; Swt. 9, 10. Saga sóðcwidum, searoþoncum, gleáwwordum wísfæst, hwæt ðis gewæ-acute;du sý, Exon. Th. 418, 3; Rä. 36, 13. Se wítga, snottor searuþancum, Elen. Kmbl. 2377; El. 1190. Georne smeádon, sóhton searoþancum (sagaciously, shrewdly), hwæt sió syn wæ-acute;re, 827; El. 414. Se wínsele fæste wæs írenbendum searoþoncum (skilfully, cunningly) besmiþod, Beo. Th. 1554; B. 775. Cf. or-þanc.

searu-þancol; adj. Of cunning thought, cunning, sagacious, wise:--Searoþoncol mægþ (Judith), Judth. Thw. 23, 28; Jud. 145. Nis æ-acute;nig secg searoþoncol tó ðæs swíðe gleáw, Exon. Th. 14, 16; Cri. 220. Ðe (which) secgas searoþoncle seaxe delfaþ, 427, 26; Rä. 41, 97. Gesæ-acute;ton searuþancle sundor tó rúne, Andr. Kmbl. 2323; An. 1163. Mon æ-acute;nig searoþoncelra, Judth. Thw. 26, 17; Jud. 331.

searu-wrenc, es; m. A crafty trick, treacherous device:--Hé hié biddende wæs ðæt hié mid sume searawrence from Xerse áwende, Ors. 2, 5; Swt. 82, 21. v. siru-wrenc.

searu-wundor, es; n. A wonderful thing in implements or engines (v. searu, IV, and cf. searu-píl. The term is applied to Grendel's arm, which had been torn away by Beowulf):--Eode scealc monig searowundor seón, Beo. Th. 1844; B. 920.

searwaþ, L. N. P. L. 40; Th. ii. 296, 10. v. next word.

searwian; p. ode To act with craft or treachery, to feign:--Hé sarwaþ fingitur, Wrt. Voc. ii. 132, 13. Hió searwaþ insidiatur, Kent. Gl. 191. Gif preóst ordál misfadige, gebéte ðæt. Gif preóst searwaþ be winde, gebéte ðæt if a priest do not conduct an ordeal rightly, let him make 'bót.' If a priest uses deceit in respect to the wrapping up of the hand or arm exposed to the ordeal, let him make 'bót,' L. N. P. L. 39, 40; Th. ii. 296, 9-10. Sine searwade treasure played the traitor (left its possessor (?)), Exon. Th. 353, 62; Reim. 37. Searw[a] ð[ú] insidieris, Kent. Gl. 935. Searwiende machinans, 151. Hé cwæð him tó særwigendum móde (insidiously), Homl. Th. ii. 308, 6. v. sirwan and next word.

searwung, e; f. Treachery, artifice, plot, snare:--Hé sit mid searwungum sedet in insidiis, Ps. Lamb. 9 second, 8. v. sirwung.

seáþ, es; m. A pit, hole, well, reservoir, lake:--Seáþ lacus, Ælfc. Gr. 11; Zup. 79, 10: Ps. Spl. 7, 16: 27, 1: Mk. Skt. 12, 1: lacus, lacuna, Wrt. Voc. i. 54, 31: fovea, ii. 150, 10: Ps. Spl. 7, 16: 56, 9: puteus, Bd. 5, 12; S. 628, 16: cisterna, Wrt. Voc. ii. 24, 4: Kent. Gl. 102: barathrum, Hpt. Gl. 422, 50: cloaca, 484, 19: 508, 70. Ðæ-acute;r is se seáþ ðæs singalan susles . . . Æfter ðam ðe ðú deád bist, ðonne cymst ðú tó helle . . . and ðín seáþ biþ twegea cubita wíd and feówra lang, Nar. 50, 23-29. On hú grundleásum seáþe on how bottomless a pit, Bt. 3, 2; Fox 6, 8. Ðá wæs ðæ-acute;r on óðre sídan ðæs hláwes gedolfen swylce mycel wæterseáþ wæ-acute;re. On ðam seáþe ufan Gúþlác him hús getimbrode, Guthl. 4; Gdwin. 26, 8. Danihel læg betwux seofan leónum on ánum seáþe, Homl. Th. i. 488, 5. Héht scúfan scyldigne in drígan seáþ, Elen. Kmbl. 1382; El. 693. In synna seáþ, Exon. Th. 267, 10; Jul. 413. Ðæ-acute;r syndon twegen seáþas (lakes) . . . heora wíde is .cc. míla ðæs læssan mílgetales, Nar. 36, 25. [Inne deope seaðen setten þa deade, Laym. 841. O. Frs. sáth: M. H. Ger. sót puteus.] v. adel-, cealc-, fæ-acute;r-, helle-, horu-, lám-, sand-, sealt-, wæter-, wulf-seáþ.

seáða, an; m. 'A feeling as if the cavity of the body were full of water swaying about,' Cockayne. The word glosses tendiculum, Wrt. Voc. ii. 77, 3:--Wið seáðan (seádan, 4, 18), Lchdm. ii. 56, 10.

seáw, es; n. Juice, moisture, humour:--Genim túncersan . . . dó in ða nosu dæt se stenc mæ-acute;ge on ðæt heáfod and ðæt seáw, Lchdm. ii. 22, 14. Genim cileþoniam seáwes cucler fulne, 28, 2. Ys sæ-acute;d ðæt se earn wylle mid ðam seáwe (of wood lettuce) his eágan hreppan and wæ-acute;tan, i. 128, 12. Seáw ius, 80, 13: 128, 18. Ðæt seáw sele on cuclere súpan, ii. 120, 19. Gemeng wið huniges seáw mix with pure honey, 30, 7. Feallan læ-acute;taþ seáw of bósme, wæ-acute;tan of wombe, Exon. Th. 385, 20; Rä. 4, 47. Seá sucum, Txts. 182, 83. Cumaþ ða ádla on [of?] yflum seáwum, Lchdm. ii. 176, 5. [Used later of food. With diverse spieces The flesh. . . She taketh and maketh thereof a sewe, Gow. ii. 325, 4, Seew, Wick. Gen. 27, 4. I wol nat tellen of her strange sewes, Chauc. Sq. T. 67. Sew cepulatam, Wülck. Gl. 572, 9: Prompt. Parv. 454. O. H. Ger. sou; n. succus, venenum, alimentum: cf. Icel. söggr dank, wet: saggi; m. moistness.] v. liþ-, plúm-seáw; ge-seáw; adj.

seax, es; n. I. a knife, an instrument for cutting:--Seax cultellus, Wrt. Voc. i. 287, 3. Seax oððe scyrseax culter, ii. 15, 58. Saex, 105, 69. Ðæt stæ-acute;nene sex ðe ðæt cild ymbsnáþ, Homl. Th. i. 98, 10. Seaxes ord, Exon. Th. 472, 6; Rä. 61, 12. Seaxes ecg, 70, 20; Cri. 1141. Sníþ mid seaxse, Lchdm. ii. 56, 7. Ða hét hé him his seax áræ-acute;can tó screádigenne æ-acute;nne æppel, Homl. Th. i. 88, 9. Nim ðæt seax ðe ðæt hæfte sié fealo hrýðeres horn and sién .III. æ-acute;rene næglas on, Lchdm. ii. 290, 22. Sting ðín seax on ða wyrte, 346, 12. Hý begyrde resten and náne sex (seax, MSS. T. F.) be heora sídan næbben cultellos ad latus non habeant, R. Ben. 47, 10. Wirc ðé stæ-acute;nene sex fac tibi cultros lapideos, Jos. 5, 2. II. as a weapon, a short sword, dagger:--Ðæ-acute;r gebrægd ðara hæ-acute;ðenra manna sum his seaxe; ðá hé hine