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SELD-CYME -- SELE-SCOT. 859

Th. i. 106, 27. Hé wæs oflyst ðæs seldcúþan sónes (the sound of Orpheus' harp), Bt. 35, 6 ; Fox 168, 23. Hí willaþ simle hwæthwegu níwes and seldcúþes eówian, 34, 4 ; Fox 138, 29. Ðú hwerfest ymbúton sume wunderlíce and seldcúþe spræ-acute;ce, 35, 5 ; Fox 164, 17. Díglu þing tæ-acute;can and seldcúþe, 39, 4 ; Fox 216, 13. Selcúþe reáf varias vestes, Coll. Monast. Th. 27, 9. [Þeo wimon was mid ane sune þat wes a sel&dash-uncertain;cuð bearn (wonderfol to telle, 2nd MS.), Laym. 280. Þatt wass sellcuþ mecle&yogh;&yogh;c, Orm. 19217. Gif him þuncheð wunder & selkuð of swuch onswere, A. R. 8, 26. Gret outrage we se . . . in selcouthe maners, Pr. C. 1518.]

seld-cyme, es ; m. A rare visit :--Wéna mé ðíne seóce gedydon, ðíne seldcymas, Exon. Th. 380, 27 ; Rä. 1, 14. [Cf. Icel. sjald-kvæmr seldom coming.]

selde, an ; f. A porch :--Selde proaula (porticus a porche, proaula idem est, 204, col. 2), i. domus coram aula, Wrt. Voc. i. 57, 46. v. sumor-, winter-selde ; seld.

seld-guma, an ; m. A hall-man, one who has a place in a lord's hall, a retainer :--Næ-acute;fre ic máran geseah eorl ofer eorþan ðonne is eówer sum . . . nis ðæt seldguma (he is no mere retainer. Grein translates 'vir qui semper in domo manet.' Heyne says 'seldguma ist hier offenbar der gemeine Mann, der nur ein seld besitzt, im Gegensatz zu dem edeln, der einen hof zu eigen hat.' But seld is used of royal residences, so that Bugge's explanation seems better, 'en mand som holder til en hövdings sal, en mand som er traadt i en hövdings tjeneste'), Beo. Th. 504 ; B. 249. Cf. sele-secg.

seld-hwanne ; adv. Seldom, rarely :--Oft ðonne ðæt mód ðæs fæst&dash-uncertain;endan biþ mid ðý irre ofseten, ðonne cymþ sió blis seldhwanne, swelce hió sié elþeódig, Past. 43, 6 ; Swt. 313, 24. Ðeáh seldhwænne leáf geseald sié tó sprecenne quamvis rara loquendi concedatur licentia, R. Ben. 21, 16. Heó wolde seldhwænne hire líc baðian, Homl. Skt. i. 20, 44. Seld&dash-uncertain;hwonne biþ ðaette áuht manegum monnum ánes hwæt lícige, Bt. 18, 3 ; Fox 64, 29. [Swuch ouh wummone lore to beon liðe and seldhwonne sturne, A. R. 428, 25. Cf. Icel. sjald-stundum rarely.]

seld-, sel-, syl-líc ; adj. I. strange, extraordinary, wonderful :--Ðis godspel þincþ dysegum mannum sellíc, Homl. Th. ii. 466, 9. Nú þincþ eów ðis syllíc tó gehýrenne, L. Ælfc. C. 6 ; Th. ii. 344, 16 : Wulfst. 269, 26. Is ðæt sellíc þincg, ðæt hí ne wundriaþ hú . . ., Met. 28, 53. Næfde sellícu wiht sýne ne folme, Exon. Th. 415, 2 ; Rä. 33, 5. Glóf síd and syllíc searobendum fæst, Beo. Th. 4178 ; B. 2086. Ic seah sellíc þing singan, Exon. Th. 413, 9 ; Rä. 32, 3. Ða réðan león and ða sellícan (syl-) pardes and ða egeslícan beran, Hexam. 9 ; Norm. 14, 33. Sellíce sæ-acute;dracan, Beo. Th. 2856 ; B. 1426. Syllíce tácn, Blickl. Homl. 91, 29. Syllíce stanas monstrous stones, 189, 15. Seldlícra fela many wonderful creatures, Exon. Th. 193, 34 ; Az. 131. Hit is sellícre ðæt hiora æ-acute;nig ne mæg bútan óðrum bión, Met. 11, 50. Hí ðæ-acute;r geségon syllícran wiht, Beo. Th. 6069 ; B. 3038. II. having unusual good qualities, excellent, admirable :--Þeódnes cynegold sóðfæstra gehwone sellíc glengeþ, Exon. Th. 238, 19 ; Ph. 606 : 341, 16 ; Gn. Ex. 127. Is ðes middangeard missenlícum wísum gewlitegad, wrættum gefrætwad, síþum sellíc, 414, 28 ; Rä. 33, 3. Freólíc, sellíc, 492, 29 ; Rä. 81, 23. Wundor syllíc (the pillar of fire), Cd. Th. 184, 17 ; Exod. 109 : Rood Kmbl. 25 ; Kr. 13. Hé wundur worhte seldlíc, Ps. Th. 125, 3. Æ-acute;nlicra and fægerra, symle sellícra, Exon. Th. 357, 17 ; Pa. 30. Him (the phenix) sette sóð cyning sellícran gecynd ofer fugla cyn, 221, 4 ; Ph. 329. Ic æ-acute;fre ne geseah syllícran cræft. Andr. Kmbl. 1000 ; An. 500 : Rood Kmbl. 8 ; Kr. 4. [Laym. sel-, sil-, seol-, sul-lich : O. E. Homl. sul-lic : Jul. sul-lich : O. and N. sel-, seol-lich : Goth. silda-leiks : O. Sax. seld-lík.]

seld-, sel-, syl-líce ; adv. I. strangely, wonderfully :--Næ-acute;fre hié ðæs sellíce bleóum bregdaþ, Salm. Kmbl. 300 ; Sal. 149. Singeþ syllíce, 539 ; Sal. 269. II. wonderfully well, excellently, admirably :--Iericho wæs sellíce getimbrod, mid seofon weallas beworht and wel wiðin&dash-uncertain;nan geset, Homl. Th. ii. 212, 25. Syllíce hyt ðæt áttor tósceádeþ, Lchdm. i. 352, 13.

seldnor, seldon. v. seldan.

seldor ; cpve. : seldost ; spve. (the positive seems expressed by seldan, which however has a comparative seldnor) ; adv. More seldom, less frequently :--Seldan raro, seldor rarius, ealra seldost (-ast, MS. H.) rarissime, Ælfc. Gr. 38 ; Zup. 240, 13. Tó seldan hit biþ, beó hit seldor on dæg ðæt wé God herian ðonne seofon síðum, Btwk. 194, 11. Bæþ ðám untrumum, swá oft swá hit framige, sý geboden ; hálum sý seldor getíðod, R. Ben. 61, 1. Ðæt ungestæððige folc wundraþ ðæs ðe hit seldost gesihþ, Bt. 39, 3 ; Fox 216, 2. [Gon seldere þene he sholde to his chirche, O. E. Homl. ii. 207, 26. Icel. sjaldar.]

seld-síne, -sýnde ; adj. Seldom seen, uncommon, unfamiliar :--Cirus geáhsade ðæt ðæm folce seldsiéne and uncúðe wæ-acute;ron wínes dryncas. Ors. 2, 4 ; Swt. 76, 12. Æ-acute;lc seldsýnde fisc ðe weorðlíc biþ, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 450, 27. [Hit is seltsene on eorðe, H. M. 27, 22. Our speche schal beon seldcene, A. R. 8o, 19. Icel. sjald-sénn.]

sele, es ; m. A hall, house, dwelling :--Cwom bytla (Guthlac) tó ðam beorge . . . wæs sele (his hermitage) níwe, Exon. Th. 146, 24 ; Gú. 714.

Sele sceal stondan, sylf ealdian, 343, 16 ; Gn. Ex. 158. Sele (Heorot, Hrothgar's hall) hlifade, heáh and horngeáp, Beo. Th. 163 ; B. 81. Ðes sele, receda sélest, 827 ; B. 411. Ðes windiga sele (hell), Cd. Th. 273, 14 ; Sat. 136. Hé on temple gestód . . . Hé anlícnesse geseh on seles (or from sæl, cf. 1523 ; An. 763) wáge, Andr. Kmbl. 1428 ; An. 714 : Exon. Th. 394, 17 ; Rä. 14, 4. Þegen ðe on cinges sele his hláforde þénode, L. R. 3 ; Th. i. 192, 1. Hé (Pharaoh) læ-acute;dan héht wíf tó his selfes sele, Cd. Th. 111, 17 ; Gen. 1857. Geseah hé engles hand in sele (Belshazzar's hall) wrítan, 261, 16 ; Dan. 727. Hié tó sele (the Danish king's hall), gangan cwómon, Beo. Th. 652 ; B. 323. In sele ðam heán, 1431 ; B. 713 : (Hygelac's hall), 3973 ; B. 1984. On sele in the dragon's cave, 6248 ; B. 3128. Tó sele to the prison, Andr. Kmbl. 2624 ; An. 1313. Cyning mec on sele weorþaþ, Exon. Th. 401, 12 ; Rä. 21, 10. Ic sóhte sele sinces bryttan, hwæ-acute;r ic findan meahte ðone ðe in meodu&dash-uncertain;healle mec fréfran wolde, 288, 2 ; Wand. 25 : Beo. Th. 1657 ; B. 826 : 4694 ; B. 2352. Sele ásettan, sídne ræced fæste gefégan, Exon. Th. 296, 6 ; Crä. 47. Brúcan ðæs boldes ðe ús gearwaþ gæ-acute;sta ealdor ; ðæt is sige&dash-uncertain;dryhten ðe ðone sele frætweþ, 450, 24 ; Dóm. 92. Innan on ðone ealdan sele, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 406, 13. Ðone werigan sele (hell). Cd. Th. 285, 4 ; Sat. 332. Ongunnon heora burh ræ-acute;ran and sele settan, salo niw&dash-uncertain;ian, 113, 2 ; Gen. 1881. [O. Sax. seli ; m. : Icel. salr ; pl. salir : cf. O. H. Ger. seli-hús : Goth. saljan to dwell, abide.] v. bán-, beág-, beór-, burg-, burn-, deáþ-, dreór-, dryht-, eorþ-, gæst-, gold-, grund-, gúþ-, heáh-, horn-, hring-, hróf-, níþ-, will-, wín-, wind-, wyrm-sele ; sæl.

sele ? :--Winter ýþe beleác ísgebinde óþ ðæt óðer com geár in geardas swá nú gyt déþ ða ðe sele (= sæ-acute;le ?) bewitiaþ wuldortorhtan weder winter shut up the waves with bonds of ice, until another year came to men's dwellings ; so still the new year comes, and brilliant weather (as is apparent to those) who keep constant watch on the seasons, Beo. Th. 2275 ; B. 1135. But see Heyne's Beowulf, or Paul and Braune, Beiträge, 12, 31.

sele-dreám, es ; m. Mirth of the hall, joyous life of the hall, festive pleasure :--Beorgas wæ-acute;ron blíðe gebæ-acute;rdon swá rammas wurdan gesweoru swá on seledreám swá on sceápum beóþ sceóne lambru montes, quare exultastis ut arietes, et colles velut agni ovium, Ps. Th. 113, 6. Oft ic secga seledreám sceal onþeón, Exon. Th. 480, 13 ; Rá. 64, 1. Goldburg ofgifan, secga seledreám, beorht beágselu. Andr. Kmbl. 3310 ; An. 1658 : Beo. Th. 4496 ; B. 2252. Swæ-acute;fon seledreámas. Cd. Th. 179, 29 ; Exod. 36 : Exon. Th. 292, 3 ; Wand. 93.

sele-ful[l], es ; n. A cup used in a hall :--Hé geþah symbel and seleful Beo. Th. 1242 ; B. 619.

sele-gescot, -gesceot, es ; n. A tabernacle :--In selegescote ðínum in tabernaculo tuo, Ps. Surt. 14, 1. Selegesceote, Ps. Th. 60, 3. Ðeáh ðe ic on mínes húses hyld gegange oððe selegesceot si introiero in tabernaculum domus meae, 131, 3, 5, 7. Ðæt selegescot, hús tó wynne (the body), Exon. Th. 90, 28 ; Cri. 1481. Selegescotu tabernacula, Ps. Th. 77, 28. Selegesceotu, 82, 6 : 107, 6. On ðínum selegescotum, 146, 11. v. sele-scot, ge-sceot.

sele-gist, es ; m. A guest in a hall :--Heó ofsæt ðone selegyst (Beowulf who was in Hrothgar's hall), Beo. Th. 3094 ; B. 1545.

selen, sellen, sylen, e ; f. I. a gift :--Ic ðé nú áfyrre fram mínre selene ðe ic ðé forgeaf, Wulfst. 258, 14. Seó góde antswaru sý ouer ða sélestan selene sermo bonus super datum optimum, R. Ben. 55, 9. Sylena donaria, Germ. 394, 343. Gástlícra sellena &l-bar; gifa sanctorum donorum, Hpt. Gl. 414, 37. Syllena, 473, 50. Mid selenum hé gewelgie donis maneret, Hymn. Surt. 4, 32. Ðú onfénge selena accepisti dona, Ps. Spl. 67, 19. Góde sylena syllan. Mt. Kmbl. 7, 11. Sylene, Lk. Skt. 11, 13. II. a giving, donation, grant :--His handseten and sælen. Cod. Dip. Kmbl. ii. 89, 12. Ic geeácnode. tó ðare æ-acute;rran sylene týn þúsenda æ-acute;lfíxa, Chart. Th. 242, 11. Ic ðás úre selene trymmne, 106, 10. Þurh his sylene and gyfe ipso largiente, Bd. 2, 12 ; S. 515, 24. Þurh ælmyss&dash-uncertain;an sylene per erogationem eleemosynae, L. Ecg. P. iv. 63 ; Th. ii. 222, 32. Mid gebedum and mid wæccum and mid ælmessa sylenum, Wulfst. 228, 20. III. the habit of giving, liberality, munificence :--Sylen liberalitas, mid sylene munificentia, Hpt. Gl. 466, 52, 49. Cystigre sylene prodiga liberalitate, 517, 36. v. ælmes-, hand-, mann-selen, -silen.

seleness, selnes tradition ; traditio, Mt. Kmbl. Lind. 15, 2, 3 : Mk. Skt. Lind. Rush. 7, 3, 9.

sele-ræ-acute;dend, es ; m. One who takes part in the councils held in a hall, a counsellor of a prince :--Manige cómon snottere seleræ-acute;dend, symble gefégon beornas burhweardes cyme, Andr. Kmbl. 1317 ; An. 659. Men ne cunnon secgan tó sóðe, seleræ-acute;dende (-ræ-acute;denne, MS.), hæleþ under heof&dash-uncertain;enum, hwá ðæm hlæste onféng, Beo. Th. 102 ; B. 51. Ic ðæt leóde míne, seleræ-acute;dende, secgan hýrde, 2696 ; B. 1346.

sele-rest, e ; f. A bed in a hall :--Hine ymb monig sæ-acute;rinc selereste gebeáh (of Beowulf and his men when sleeping in Hrothgar's hall), Beo. Th. 1384 ; B. 690.

sele-scot, es ; n. A tabernacle, dwelling :--Gewyrce wé þreó selescotu (tabernacula), Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 17, 4. Fuglas heofunas habbaþ selescota (nidos), 8, 20. v. sele-gescot.