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SLÆCCAN -- SLÆ-acute;TING. 881

(4) lax of conduct :-- Gemetgie ðæt fýr ða bilewitnysse, ðæt heó tó sleac ne sý, Homl. Th. ii. 46, 8. þeówode hé druncennesse and monigum óðrum unálýfednessum ðæs sleacran lífes (vitae remissioris), Bd. 5, 14; S. 634, 15. [O. Sax. slak: O. H. Ger. slah: Icel. slakr.] v. un-slæc.

slæccan, sleccan (?); p. slæcte, slæhte To make slack or slow, to delay :-- Ðú ús oftrædlíce mid elcunge geswænctést. . . . Ðá cwæþ se cyngc, ' Ðe læs ðe ic eów á leng slæce (slæcce ?), ' Th. Ap. 20, 6. v. á-slæccan, ge-sleccan; slacian.

slæcfull; adj. Slothful :-- Slacfulran for beládunge propter somno&dash-uncertain;lentorum excusationes, R. Ben. Interl. 55, 8.

slæcian. v. slacian.

slæclíc; adj. Slow :-- Mid sleacilera (sleaclícere ?) sera, tarda, Hpt. Gl. 472, 49. v. next word.

slæclíce; adv. Lazily, slothfully, languidly :-- Sleaclíce enervatius, i. debilius, Wrt. Voc. ii. 143, 54. Sume sleaclíce (scleac-, MS. F. ) lágon and slépon, R. Ben. 68, 21. v. un-slæclíce.

slæcness, e; f. Sloth, inertness, laziness :-- Slecnes accidia, Wrt. Voc. ii. 5, 73 : 97, 5- Scleacnes pigredo, Kent. Gl. 694. I. slowness of physical movement :-- Swá swá ðære sunnan sleacnys ácenþ æ-acute;nne dæg and áne niht . . . swá eác ðæs mónan swiftnys áwyrpþ út æ-acute;nne dæg and áne niht, Lchdm. iii. 264, 19. II. slowness in action :-- Ðæs þeówes sleacnys (he seemed long in doing his errand), Shrn. 43, 15. Wæs beboden ðæt hi sceoldon caflíce etan, forðan ðe God onscunaþ ða sleacnysse on his þegnum. Homl. Th. ii. 282, 3. III. mental inertness :-- wolde ic ðæt ða æðela [n] clericas ásceócon fram heora andgites orþance alce sieacnysse, Anglia viii. 301, 4. IV. remissness, slowness in performance of duty :-- Oft eác sió gódnes ðære monþwæ-acute;rnesse biþ diégellíce gemenged wið sleacnesse . . . Wé sculon manian ða manþwæ-acute;ran ðæt hié fleón ðæt ðæ-acute;r suíðe neáh liegeþ ðære monnþwæ-acute;rnesse, ðæt is sleacnes, Past. 40; Swt. 289, 18-22.

slæoorness, e; f. Slackness, laziness, remissness :-- Ic ondette sleacor-nesse and slápornesse, Anglia xi. 98, 40.

slæ-acute;d, sléd, es; n. A slade in local names, e. g. Waterslade, v. W. Somerset Words, E. D. S. Pub. , and in some dialects. ' Slade a breadth of greensward in ploughed land; a flat piece of grass; but now most commonly applied to a broad strip of greensward between two woods, generally in a valley, ' Baker's Northampt. Gloss. Narrow strips of boggy ground running into the hard land at Rockland are called " The Slades, " E. Anglian Gloss. Slade a breadth of greensward in ploughed land, or in plantations, E. D. S. Publ. Gloss. B. 7 (West Riding) In Levin's Manip. Vocab. -1570- a slade, valley = vallis, and Drayton uses the word in this sense, v. Nares; see also Halliwell's Dict. , low, flat, marshy ground, with a broad bottom, a valley. The word occurs not unfrequently in the charters, e. g. :-- On slédes heáfad. Cod. Dip. Kmbl. v. 148, 3. Andlang slæ-acute;des on pyt, iii. 48, 24: 407, 12. Tó brocces slæ-acute;de, 233. 34. On ðæt slæ-acute;d, 385, 28. Óþ ðæt niéhste slæ-acute;d, 416, 21. On slæ-acute;ð, 25, 24. It occurs also in composition :-- To wulfslæ-acute;de, 456, 6. On Fugelsléd; of ðam sléde, 48, 21. In barfodslæ-acute;d; and swá on timberslæ-acute;d . . . on hamslæ-acute;des heáfdan, 380, 25 - 6. On fearaslæ-acute;d, 385, 30. On dæt riscslæ-acute;d, 437, 15. Ondlong slæ-acute; ðbróces, 405, 17. In other connections it is not common, but occurs in the following passage :-- Dameris beforan ðæm cyninge farende wæs swelce heó fleónde wæ-acute;re óþ hió hiene gelæ-acute;dde on án micel slæ-acute;d. . . . Ðæ-acute;r wearþ Cirus ofslægen and twá þ úsend monna mid him Tomyris simulat diffidentiam, paulatimque cedendo, hostem in insidias vocat. Ibi quippe, compositis inter mantes insidiis, ducenta millia Persarum cum ipso rege delevit, Ors. 2, 4; Swt. 76, 29. Cf. Iulius ferde ut of Doure in to ane muchele slæde & his folc hudde, Laym. 8585. Heó talden whar me heom kepen mihte in ane slade deopen, 26887. Geond slades & geon dunen, 28365. By slente oþer slade, Allit. Pms. 5, 141. Loke a littel on þe lannde on þi lyfte honde & þon schal se in þat slade þe self chapel, Gaw. 2147.

slæge. v. slege.

slægu, e; f. Slag, dross :-- Slaegu, slægu, slegu lihargum ( = lithar&dash-uncertain;gyrum), Txts. 75, 1230. Slægu liliagrum, Wrt. Voc. ii. 51, 6.

slæht, slæhtan. v. sliht, slihtan.

slæ-acute;p, slép, sleáp, sláp, es; m. Sleep :-- Befeóll slæ-acute;p (sopor) on Abram, Gen. 15, 12. Hrædlíce se slæ-acute;p becymeþ, Lchdm. i. 246, 17. Slæ-acute;p biþ deáþe gelícost, Salm. Kmbl. 624; Sal. 611. Hine slæ-acute;p ofereode. Andr. Kmbl. 1640; An. 821. Mec slæ-acute;p ofergongeþ. Exon. Th. 422, 23; Ra. 41, 10. Slép, Prov. Kmbl. 1. Gif ic mínum eágum unne slæ-acute;pes, Ps. Th. 131, 4. Slépes soporis, Ps. Surt. ii. p. 201, 38: somni, 202, 15. Hí wéndon ðæt hé hyt sæ-acute;de be swefnes slæ-acute;pe (slépe, Lind. , Rush. de dor&dash-uncertain;mitione somnii), Jn. Skt. 11. 13. Mid ðý heó ðý slæ-acute;pe tðbræ-acute;d somno excussa, Bd. 4, 23; S. 596, 5: Andr. Kmbl. 3053; An. 1529: Cd. Th. 161, 15; Gen. 2655. Of slæ-acute;pe onwóc æþeling, 249, 2; Dan. 524. Tó slæ-acute;pe; ; gáte horn under heáfod gelæ-acute;d weccan hé on slæ-acute;pe gecyrreþ, Lchdm. I. 350, 21-2. Sigon tó slæ-acute;pe, Beo. Th. 2506; B.1251. Se ðe for sleápe áwéd frenticus (cf. slæ-acute;pleást), Wrt. Voc. I. 45, 72. Mid slæ-acute;pe swundon omnes somno torpent inerti, Bd. 4, 25; S. 601, 11. Ic sóftum alæ-acute;pe mé reste, Homl. Th. I. 566, 22. Gif hé ð ære hnappunge ne swícþ

ðonne hnappaþ hé óþ hé wierþ on fæstum slæ-acute;pe dormitando oculus ad plenissimum somnum ducitur, Past. 28, 4; Swt. 195, 12. Ðý swíðan slæ-acute;pe, Blickl. Homl. 205, 4. Slápe somno, Eng. Stud. ix. 40, col. 1. Ðæt dust ðysse wyrte ðone slæ-acute;p on gelæ-acute;deþ, Lchdm. i. 286, 6: 158, 2. Næfþ hénánne slæ-acute;p, ii. 198, 25. Slép, i. 158, 2. Sió slæ-acute;wþ him giét on ðone slæ-acute;p, Past. 39; Swt. 283. 8. Ásceacan ðone sleacan slæ-acute;p. Homl. Th. i. 602, 15. Slæ-acute;pa sluman. Exon. Th. 122, 31; Gú. 314. The sleep of death :-- ' Ic wille áwreccan hyne of slæ-acute;pe'. . . Se Hæ-acute;lend hit cwæþ be his deáþe. Jn. Skt. 11. 11. Up ástandan of slæ-acute;pe ðæm fæstan, Andr. Kmbl. 1589; An. 796: Exon. Th. 55, 27; Cri. 890. [Goth. sléps: O. Sax. sláp: O. Frs. slép: O. H. Ger. sláf.] v. frum-, niht-, ofer-slæ-acute;p.

slæ-acute;p, es; m. (?) A slippery, miry place (?) :-- Ðis sind ða landgemæ-acute;ro . . . Æ-acute;rest of ðan ealdan slæ-acute;pe . . . tó ðan ealdan slæ-acute;pe ðæ-acute;r hit æ-acute;r ongan, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. vi. 112, 30-113, 3. On ocean slæ-acute;w (slæ-acute;p?), iii. 48. 19. [Cf. O. H. Ger. sleifa labina (labina a myre, Wulck. Gl. 591, 11 : a fenne, 797, 10): Icel. sleipr slippery. Slape soft, slippery is given in Halliwell as a North-country word. See also E. D. S. Pub. Gloss. B. (E. Yorks. ), ' slape slippery as a dirty path, ' and Gloss. B. 7 (W. Yorks. ), B. 15 (, Ray's North-country Words).] Cf. slipor.

slæ-acute;p-ærn , -ern, es; n. A dormitory :-- Slæ-acute;pern dormitorium, Wrt. Voc. i. 58, 10. Hwæ-acute;r slæ-acute;pst (ðú)? On slæ-acute;perne (dormiiorio) mid gebrð-þrum. Coll. Monast. Th. 35, 25: Bd. 4, 23; S. 595, 39. Canonicas, ðæ-acute;r seó ár sí, ðæt hí beóddern and slæ-acute;pern habban mágan, healdan heora mynster mid rihte, L. Eth. v. 7; Th. i. 306, 12. Ic begeat ðæt stæ-acute;inene slápern and ðlæ-acute;rtó ðæs landes be súþan ðaelig;n slépern .xxiiii. gerda on lange. Chart. Th. 156, 20-27.

slæ-acute;pan, slépan ; p. te. [The Northern Gospels also shew forms from slépian :-- Gif hé slépaþ. Jn. Skt. Lind. ll, 12. Slépiaþ &l-bar; slépeþ árísaþ (slépiaþ árísas, Rush. ), Mk. Skt. Lind. 4, 27. Slépade (geslépedon, Lind. ) dormilaverunt, Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 25, 5.] I. to sleep :-- Ðú slépes, Mk. Skt. Lind. , Rush. 14, 37. Slépes dormit. Mt. Kmbl. Lind. , Rush. 9, 24. Hwæ-acute;r resteþ (-aþ, MS. ) ðæs mannes sáwnl ðonne se líchama slépþ ? Salm. Kmbl. 188, 12. Slæ-acute;peþ dormitet, Ps. Lamb. 120, 3. Slæ-acute;peþ (slépeþ, Ps. Surt. ) obdormiet, Ps. Th. 120, 4. tó slæ-acute;pe ; wulfes heáfod lege under pyle; se unhála slæ-acute;peþ, Lchdm. i. 360, 18. Gif gé slæ-acute;paþ (slépaþ, Ps. Surt. ), Ps. Th. 67, 13. Slépes, Lk. Skt. Lind. 22, 46. Hé æt ðæm stáne slæ-acute;pte, Past. 16; Swt. 101, 18. Hwæðer hé wacode ðe slépte, ' Bd. 2, 12 ; . S. 513, 39. Ðá hié sléptun (geslépdon. Lind. ) cum dormirent, Mt. Kmbl. 13, 25. Sléptun (slépdon, Lind. ) dormierant, 27, 52. Hneapedun &l-bar; slýpton (in a later hand, v. Txts. p. 293) dormi&dash-uncertain;erunt, Ps. Surt. 75, 6. Ðeáh ðæt mod slæ-acute;pe gódra weorca, Past. 56; Swt. 431, 25. Mé lyste slæ-acute;pan dormiturio, Ælfc? Gr. 34; Zup. 211, 12 note. Ongunnon slépan dormitaverunt. Ps. Th. 75, 5.

Wæs ic slæ-acute;pende 56, 4: 77, 65. Ðá gemétte hé his geþoftan slæ-acute;pendne. Bd. 3, 27 ; S 559, 15: Beo. Th. 1486; B. 741. Hé hig funde slæ-acute;pende (slépende Lind., Rush. ), Lk. Skt. 22, 45. II. to sleep, lie with a person :-- Gif hwá fæ-acute;mnan beswíce unbeweddode, and hire mid slæ-acute;pe (slépe, MS G. ), L. Alf. 29; Th. i. 52, 6. [Laym. p. slæpte, slepte: A. R. p. slepte Orm. sleppte.] v. ge-, on-slæ-acute;pan ; healf-slæ-acute;pende; slápan,

slæ-acute;p-bæ-acute;re; adj. Somniferous, soporific :-- Hys gecynde is swíðe hát and slæ-acute;pbæ-acute;re, Lchdm. i. 284, 22.

slæpero, es; m. A sleeper :-- Ðæra eádigra seofon slæ-acute;pera þrowung, Homl. Skt. i. 23, 1. v. slápere.

slæ-acute;pig adj. Sleepy. [O. H. Ger. sláfag.] v. un-slæ-acute;pig.

slæ-acute;p-leás; adj. Sleepless :-- Slæ-acute;pleás insomne, Germ. 399, 263. [O. H. Ger. sláf-lós.]

slæ-acute; p-leást, e; f. Sleeplessness :-- Hine gedrehte singal slæ-acute;pleást. Homl. Th. i. 86, 16. Wið slæ-acute;pleáste, genym ðysse ylcan wyrte (poppy) wós, smyre ðone man mid; sóna ðú him ðone slép on senst. Lchdm. i. 158, 1. [þe þet þuruh slópléste áwét frenetus, Wrt. Voc. i. 89, 81.]

slæ-acute;pness, e; f. Sleepiness, drowsiness :-- Deófol ús læ-acute;reþ slæpnesse and sent ús on slæ-acute;wðe, Homl. As. 168, 106.

slæ-acute;por; adj. Addicted to sleep :-- Ne beó ðú tó slæ-acute;por, forðan ðe slép fét unhæ-acute;lo ðæs líchoman. Prov. Kmbl. i. v. sláporness.

slæ-acute;p-wérig; adj. Weary and sleepy, sleepily weary, so tired as to sleep, cf. deáþ-wérig; or (?) weary of sleep, cf. symbel-wérig :-- Oft mec (a mill-stone) slæ-acute;pwérigne secg oððe meówle grétan eode, Exon. Th. 387, 14; Ra. 5, 5.

slæ-acute;ta p. te [causative of siítan; cf. bait an animal, and bite] To slate [Halliwell quotes from a book of 1697 to slate a beast is to hound a dog at him; and in Ray's North-country Words (1691), E. D. S. Pub. Gloss. B. 15, 'to slete a dog, ' is to set him at anything, as swine, sheep, etc. In Gloss. B. 17 the form is sleat. Jamieson also gives to slate to let loose, applied to dogs in hunting], bait, set dogs on, hunt with dogs :-- Man slætte æ-acute;nne fearr, and se fear arn him tógeánes, Homl. Skt. i. 12, 72. [Heo leiden to him, sum wið stan, sum wið ban, and sleatten on him hundes (sletten him wið hundes), Jul. 53, 16. To slætenn affter sawless, Orm. 13485. Tho hede the wrecne (the wolf) fomen inowe, That weren egre him to slete Mid grete houndes, and to bete, Rel. Ant. ii. 278, 23. Cf. O. H. Ger. sleizan scindere, vellicare,] v. next word. , slæ-acute;ting, e; f. Hunting :-- Hé (William Rufus) geátte mannan heora