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902 SPÍCA -- SPÍWAN.

L. Ath. i. prm.; Th. i. 198, 7. Hé æ-acute;lce gére ágefe ðém hígum .iii. wéga spices, Chart. Th. 471, 14: 473, 28. Speces, 468, 24. Mid ealdan spice oþþe mid ferscre buteran, Lchdm. ii. 354, 5. Gemelte eald spic, 52, 20. Nim clæ-acute;ne spic, iii. 40, 26. Ðonne hé spic behworfen hæfþ when he has attended to the bacon, L. R. S. 7; Th. i. 436, 23. Etan spicc, Homl. Skt. ii. 25, 111. ¶ Spic occurs in names of places where swine were fed, e. g. Holan-spic, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. i. pp. 115, 137, 184, but its meaning here is not evident. Kemble suggests that it may refer to the mast on which the swine were fed. [Þer com spic (fleas, 2nd MS. ), Laym. 24437. Spyk or fet flesche popa, Prompt. Parv. 469, col. 1. O. L. Ger. spec[-suín] : O. H. Ger. spech lardum: Ger. speck: Icel. spik fat of seals, whales, etc., blubber: Dan. spek blubber, lard: Swed. späk lard.] v. offrung-spic.

spíca, an; m. Spikenard; any aromatic herb(?): -- Ðeós smerenes wæs geworht of ehtaténe cynna wyrtum; ðæ-acute;r wæ-acute;ron þreó ða betstan -- ele, & nardus, & spíca (or is this merely the Latin word?), Blickl. Homl. 73, 21. Læ-acute;cedóm . . . spícan wiþ útsihtan, and dracontjan wiþ fúle horas, . . . and balzaman smiring wiþ eallum untrumnessum, Lchdm. ii. 174, 4.

spic-hús, es; n. A larder: -- Spichús lardarium, Wrt. Voc. i. 58, 16 : lar (kitchen ?), Lchdm. i. lxiii. 3. [O. H. Ger. spech-hús lardarium.]

spícing, es; m. A spike (? Halliwell gives spiking a large nail, as a northern word) :-- Spícyngas gadirian oððe wyrcean, geswinc hit getácnaþ, Lchdm. iii. 200, 24.

spic-máse, an; f. A titmouse :-- Spicmáse (Wright prints swic-) parrula. Wrt. Voc. i. 62, 40. [In E. D. S. Pub. Bird Names, p. 33, blue spick is given as the name of the blue titmouse in North Devon. Cf. Icel. spiki a tit.]

spíder a spider (?) :-- Hér com in gangan in spíder wiht, hæfde him his haman on handa, Lchdm. iii. 42, 11. The passage is the beginning of a charm.

spigettan; p. te To spit : -- Gif hire fæder spigette (spuisset) on hire nebb, Num. 12, 14. Ðá ongan se Catulus him spigettan on, Bt. 27, 1; Fox 96, 5.

spilæg :-- Spilæg se æ-acute;tterne spilagius, Rtl. 125, 29.

spilc, v. spelc.

spilcan, spelcean ; p. te To bind with splints :-- Ðæt sceáp ðæt sceoncforad wæs ne spilcte gé ðæt quod fractum est, non alligastis, Past. 17, 9 ; Swt. 123, 10. Gif scancan forade synd . . . hú mon spelcean scyle, Lchdm. ii. 6, 12. v. spelc.

spild, es; m. Destruction, ruin :-- Spildes internicionis, Wrt. Voc. ii. 76, 65. Spilde geblonden, Exon. Th. 405, 27; Rä. 24, 8. Ic hí ne sparige, ac on spild giefe, 247, 28; Jul. 85. Spilth pessum, Wrt. Voc. ii. 116, 75. Ðætte hié ðone spild ðæs hryres him ondræ-acute;den ut praecipitem ruinam metuant, Past. 52, 5 ; Swt. 407, 20. Ðæt mód. . . ongit hine selfne on swelcne spild forlæ-acute;d mens . . . sese in praecipitium pervenisse deprehendit, 58, 2; Swt. 441, 27. Ðurh deófles spild through the ruin caused by the devil, Elen. Kmbl. 2235; El. 1119. [Cf. O. H. Ger. spildi; f. desperatio, effusio.] v. for-spild.

spildan; p, de To waste, destroy, mate away with :-- Ðeáf ne cymes búta ðætte [hé] spildeþ (perdat), Jn. Skt. Lind. 10, 10. Seðe lufaþ sáuel his spildeþ (perdet) hiá, 12, 25. Ðú wilnast, ðæt ðú ðíne feore spilde, Andr. Kmbl. 568 ; An. 284. [O. H. Ger. spildan effundere, expendere.] v. for-spildan, and spillan.

spilde. v. an-spilde.

spild-síþ, es; m. A journey undertaken with the object of causing destruction, Cd. Th. 187, 18 ; Exod. 153.

spilian; p. ode To play, sport, wanton :-- Hí lufiaþ ídele blisse . . . and ealne dæg fleardiaþ, spelliaþ and spiliaþ, and næ-acute;nige note dreógaþ, L. I. P. 14; Th. ii. 322, 25. Eówra leóda ðe spiliaþ and plegaþ and ræ-acute;des ne hédaþ, Wulfst. 45, 24. [Uortigerne mid his hirede hæhliche spilede, Laym. 13816. In blisse spilen, Gen. and Ex. 2532. O. Sax. spilón to play, dance: O. H. Ger. spilón ludere, ludificare, lascivire.]

spillan; p. de To destroy :-- Suá huelc soecaþ sáuel his hál gewyrca spilleþ hiá (perdet illam), Lk. Skt. Lind. Rush. 17, 33: Jn. Skt. Rush. 12, 25. Ðeóf ne cymeþ búta ðætte [hé] spilleþ (perdat), 10, 10. Ne spildic &l-bar; ne losade non perdidi, Lind. 18, 9. Eal ðæt God spilde God destroyed it all, Cd. Th. 154, 22; Gen. 2559. Sumne man tó Lundene læ-acute;dde, and ðæ-acute;r spilde, Chr. 1096; Erl. 233, 9. Ðætte ne ic losige &l-bar; ic ne spillo ut non perdam, Jn. Skt. Lind. 6, 39. Ðætte ðú spilla ut dissipes, Rtl. 55, 22. Ne þurfe wé ús spillan we need not destroy one another, Byrht. Th. 132, 50; By. 34. Sóhton hine tó spillanne quaerebant eum perdere. Jn. Skt. Lind. Rush. 10, 39. Swil[g]ra, gliw[e]ra [in margin spillendra (spiliendra ?); but see onspillendra parasitorum, Anglia xiii. 28, 29] parasitorum, Hpt. Gl. 422, 37. [Wæron six men spilde of here ægon, Chr. 1124; Erl. 253, 14. &YOGH;if &yogh;e hit willed ich hine uulle spillen, Laym. 880. Unleoden spilden al his þeoden, 28863. Speche þu maht spillen, ant ne speden nawiht, Jul. 24, 14. Late ye nouth mi bodi spille, Hayel. 2422. To spille hem þat ben gulty, Piers P. 19, 298. Spylly&n-long; UNCERTAIN or de-stroyy&n-long; UNCERTAIN confundo, Prompt. Parv. 469. Icel. spilla to destroy, spoil.] v. for-, ge-spillan ; spildan.

spilling, e; f. Destruction, waste :-- Nán þing . . . búton folces geswinc and feós spylling and heora feónda forðbylding, Chr. 999; Erl. 134, 37. [Prompt. Parv. spyllinge or lesynge or schendynge confusio, deperdicio.] v. feoh-spilling.

spind fat :-- Spind arbina, Wrt. Voc. ii. 5, 54. Hrysel vel gelend vel spind (swind. Wrt.) vel swínes smere arvina vel adeps, i. 44, 20. [O. L. Ger. spind arvina: O. H. Ger. spint adeps, arvina, pinguedo.] v. hago-spind.

spindel. v. sprindel.

spinel, spinl, e; f. A spindle :-- Spinil (spinel), stilium vel fusa, Txts. 98, 967: nitorium, 81, 1377. Spinel fusam, 65, 933. Spinl, Wrt. Voc. ii. 34, 30: fusu, 152, 12 : nitorium, 60, 12 : fusus, i. 26, 15 : 82, 10 : fussum, 281, 74. Spinle fusi, Wülck. Gl. 245, 23. Spinele fuso, Wrt. Voc. ii. 83, 21. Spinle, 34, 29: Hpt. 494, 20. Spinle fussum, Kent. Gl. 1142. Hé sceal . . . spinle habban, Anglia ix. 263, 10. [O. L. Ger. spinnila : O. H. Ger. spinnala, spinala fusus.] v. eár-, þráwing-, wealc-spinel(-spinl).

spinel-healf, e; f. The female side or line: -- Mín yldra fæder hæfde gecweden his land on ða sperehealfe, næs on ða spinlheálfe, Chart. Th. 491, 21. [Cf. O. Frs. spindel-sída. v. Richthofen, O. Frs. Dict.] Cf. wíf-hand, and see spere-healf.

spinnan; p. spann, pl. spunnon; pp. spunnen. I. to spin :-- Neo ic spinne, neui ic spann, neuisti vel nesti ðú spuune, neuistis vel nestis gé spunnon, neuerunt vel nerunt hí spunnon, Ælfc. Gr. 25; Zup. 147, 2-4. Ic spinne neo, Wrt. Voc. ii. 60, 13. Spinnaþ neunt, 19: Mt. Kmbl. 6, 28 : Lk. Skt. 12, 27. Hig spinnaþ wulle illae nent lanam, Ælfc. Gr. 15 ; Zup. 97, 9. Nim ðone hweorfan ðe wíf mid spinnaþ, Lchdm. ii. 310, 22. Spunnun neverant, Wrt. Voc. ii. 119, 10. Ða of his leáfum and of his flýse ðæs treówes spunnon and swá eác tó godewebbe wæ-acute;fon and worhtan foliis arborum ex siluestri uellere uestes detexunt, Nar. 6, 18. II. of the action of the tide on the sand :-- Sand sæ-acute;cir span (Grein would read spán) the ebb hath knit the sand together (?), Cd. Th. 196, 13; Exod. 291. III. of convulsive movement (?), to writhe, twist :-- Sum ungesceádwís man hine sylfne áhéng ðæt hé fótum span (for sparn? v. spornan) and his feorh forlét a certain foolish man hung himself, so that he moved his feet convulsively (could not rest them on the ground?), and gave up the ghost, Homl. Th. ii. 504, 34. Heó hí sylfe on grine áhéng, ðæt heó fótum span, 30, 23. [Goth. O. H. Ger. spinnan: Icel. spinna.] v. á-, ge-spinnan; twí-spunnen.

spiówan, spiowian. v. speówan, spiwian.

spír a spire [v. E. D. S. Pub. Plant Names, where spire is given as the name of the reed and of various spiked grasses. The word is also used of tapering trees, v. Baker's Northampt. Gl.] :-- Hreódes spír, Lchdm, ii. 266, 10. [Prompt. Parv. spyre of corne or herbe hastula, spyry&n-long; UNCERTAIN as corne and oþer lyke spico. Imeind mid spire and grene segge, O. and N. 18. The word occurs in Chaucer and Piers Plowman. v. Skeat's note on the latter, 13, 180 (C text). Cf. Icel. spíra a spar: Dan. spire a sprout; spir a spar: Swed. spira a spar; a sceptre; a pistil.]

spircan. I. to sparkle :-- Spircendre scintillante, Hpt. Gl. 429, 42. Spyrcendum scintillantibus, 499, 43. II. to fall in drops. v. spircing :-- Hé hét mycel ád ontendan on ymbhwyrfte ðæs mæ-acute;denes and mid pice hí besprencgan and mid spyrcendum ele (with oil that bespattered her), Homl. Skt. i. 9, 118. v. for-spyrcan; spearcian.

spircing, e; f. A sprinkling, dropping :-- Spyrcinge aspergine, Germ. 398, 225. v. previous word.

spirian, spirte. v. spyrian, spyrte.

spitel a kind of spade, a spud, a spittle ['spittle a spade, used for light digging, which is spittling. The square board, with a short flat handle, used in putting cakes into an oven, is a baking-spittle,' Mid-York. Gl. 'Spittle a spade with a curved edge, used for grip-digging.' Holderness Gl. See also E. D. S. Pub. Gl. B, 2, 12, and Halliwell's Dict. In A. R. 384, 18, where one MS. has spade, another has spitelstaf.] v. hand-, wád-spitel, and spittan.

-spitel. v. wróht-spitel.

spittan; p. te To dig with a spittle :-- In Agusto and Septembri and Octobri man mæg máwan, wád spittan, fela tilða hám gæderian, Anglia ix. 261, 16. Cf. 'Spittle to cut weeds with a spittle-staff,' E. D. S. Pub. Linc. Gl. 'Spittle ower to dig over a piece of ground with a spade,' Holderness Gl. 'Spitter a small tool with a long handle for cutting up weeds,' Halliwell's Dict. v. spitel.

spittan to spit. v. spyttan.

spitu, e; f. A spit: -- Spitu veru, Wrt. Voc. i. 27, 9: 82, 66: Ælfc. Gr. 11; Zup. 80, 10. Ueru spitu, ueribus spitum, 14; Zup. 89, 13. [O. H. Ger. spiz veru.]

spíwan; p. spáw, pl. spiwon. I. to spew, vomit, spit up (a) with acc. :-- Ðonne spíwaþ hié ðæt horh, Lchdm. ii. 194, 16. Hé spáw blód, Homl. Skt. i. 12, 63. Hé spáw his innoð út þurh his múð, Shrn. 66, 33. Ðonne man ða cild cwalde, ðonne spiwon hí ða meoloc, 33, 1. Hit eft spíwende, Blickl. Homl. 57, 7. (b) with dat. :-- On ða ádle ðe mon wormse spíweþ (cf. worms spíwende, 208, 9), Lchdm. ii. 200, 22. Ic blóde spáu vomebam sanguinem, Bd. 5, 6; S. 619, 30. Holm heolfre