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904 SPRÆ-acute;C-ÆRN -- SPRECAN.

Spræ-acute;c loquela, 88, 7. Spræ-acute;ce omelias, 288, 53: ii. 64, 16. Spæ-acute;c oraculum, spréca oraculorum, 62, 59, 60: Hpt. Gl. 503, 10. Spæ-acute;cum oraculis, 518, 33. Spréce procacitate, 506, 2. Spræ-acute;c sermo, Wrt. Voc. ii. 120, 45. Gesmeád spræ-acute;c sermo commentitius, i. 55, 25. II. speech, talking :-- Ne sý ðæ-acute;r nán óðer spæ-acute;c inne, buton ðæt hig biddan God ..., L. Ath. iv. 7; Th. i. 226, 29. Ðæt hí sín gehýrede on hyra menigfealdan spæ-acute;ce (spræ-acute;ce, MS. A.: spréc, Lind. Rush.) in multiloquio suo, Mt. Kmbl. 6, 7. III. speech, the faculty of speaking :-- Gif spræ-acute;c áwyrd weorð, L. Ethb. 52; Th. i. 16, 5. Be ðam ðe him his spræ-acute;c ofnimþ de eo cui sermo deficit, L. Ecg. P. 1, tit. 3; Th. ii. 170, 6. Gif hwam seó spræ-acute;c óþfylþ, Lchdm. ii. 288, 18. Strong on spræ-acute;ce, Exon. Th. 410, 9; Rä. 28, 13. IV. skilful speech, speaking with art, eloquence :-- Spræ-acute;c eloquentia, Hpt. Gl. 529, 57. Sumum men hé forgifþ wísdóm and spræ-acute;ce, Homl. Th. i. 322, 25. V. what is said, a speech, saying, collection of words :-- Heard is ðeós spræ-acute;c durus est hic sermo, Jn. Skt. 6, 60. Spéc, Kent. Gl. 503. Ic áhsige eów ánre spræ-acute;ce, gif gé mé ða spræ-acute;ce secgeaþ interrogabo vos ego unum sermonem, quem si dixeritis mihi, Mt. Kmbl. 21, 24. God geopenude Abrahame, hwæt hé mid ðære spræ-acute;ce mæ-acute;nde, Gen. 18, 20. For ðære spræ-acute;ce ðe ic tó eów spræc, Jn. Skt. 15, 3. 'Ðín sunu leofaþ.' Ðá gelýfde hé ðære spræ-acute;ce, 4, 50: Lk. Skt. 1, 29. Hé ásende hí, ðus cweðende: 'Faraþ ...' Hí férdon æfter ðæs cyninges spræ-acute;ce, Homl. Th. i. 78, 22: Cd. Th. 144, 3; Gen. 2384. Iudas him andwyrde and cwæð ... Æfter ðyssere spræ-acute;ce, Homl. Skt. ii. 86, 317. Engla sum Abraham cýgde, hé stille gebád áres spræ-acute;ce, Cd. Th. 176, 11; Gen. 2910. Wiste spræ-acute;ca fela, wóra worda, 29, 5; Gen. 445. Ðá se Hæ-acute;lend geendode ðás spræ-acute;ca, Mt. Kmbl. 19, 1; 26, 1. Spécce, Kent. Gl. 873. VI. speech, language, talk, discourse, words :-- Þreó þing syndon ðe gebringaþ ðone gesæ-acute;ligan tó heofenan ríce; ðæt is, hálig geþanc and gód spæ-acute;c (cf. ídele word, 9) and fullfremed worc, Wulfst. 299, 12. Mé ðin spræ-acute;c cwycade eloquium tuum vivificavit me, Ps. Th. 118, 50; 140. Ne gelýfe wé ná for ðínre spræ-acute;ce (spréc, Lind.: spréce, Rush.) propter tuam loquelam, Jn. Skt. 4, 42. Þeáwlícre spæ-acute;ce tropologium, Hpt. Gl. 410, 44. Ðu him hel sóðan spræ-acute;ce conceal the truth from him, Cd. Th. 110, 12; Gen. 1837. Ic on ðisse byrig (Sodom) gehýre yfele spræ-acute;ce werod habban, 145, 20; Gen. 2408. Hí habbaþ on múðe milde spræ-acute;ce, Ps. Th. 58, 7. Ídele spræ-acute;ce, Hy. 7, 108. VI a. of written words :-- For ðære gelícnisse his gelógodan spræ-acute;ce from the likeness to his style, Ælfc. T. Grn. 8, 43. VII. a speech, language :-- Ðeóda ungelíca æ-acute;gþer ge on spræ-acute;ce ge on ðeáwum ... heora spræ-acute;c is tódæ-acute;led on twá and hundseofontig, and æ-acute;lc ðara spræ-acute;ca is tódæ-acute;led on manega ðeóda, Bt. 18, 2; Fox 62, 28-34. Hé reorde gesette eorðbúendum ungelíce, ðæt hié ðære spæ-acute;ce spéd ne áhton, Cd. Th. 101, 22; Gen. 1686. On Engliscre spræ-acute;ce, Ælfc. T. Grn. 1, 26. Hé sealde heora æ-acute;lcum synderlíce spræ-acute;ce, ðæt heora æ-acute;lcum wæs uncúð, hwæt óðer sæ-acute;de, 4, 11. Ealle men spræ-acute;con áne spræ-acute;ce. Gen. 11, 1. Ða apostolas cúðan ealle ða spræ-acute;ca ðe syndon swá wíde swá middaneard is, Wulfst. 294, 8: 296, 1. Mid sprécum hiá sprecas níuum linguis loquentur nouis, Mk. Skt. Lind. 16, 17. VIII. speech, e.g. to have speech of or with a person, conversation, consultation, conference, discussion :-- Nis ðæt lytulu spræ-acute;c to gehéganne (of the day of judgment), Exon. Th. 445, 17; Dóm. 8. Folc biþ gebonnen tó spræ-acute;ce, 451, 10; Dóm. 101. Se déma æfter langsumre spræ-acute;ce lét ða módor tó ðam suna. ... 'Bæ-acute;de ðú forðí ðínre módor spræ-acute;ce, ðæt ðú hí gebígdest fram mé,' Homl. Skt. i. 4, 341-357. Hé hét Agustinum to his spræ-acute;ce cuman jussit Augustinum ad suum advenire colloquium, Bd. 1, 25; S. 486, 39: Guthl. 9; Gdwin. 48, 21: 11; Gdwin. 54, 4: Cd. Th. 33, 6; Gen. 516. Æt spræ-acute;ce ðære at that consultation, 122, 29; Gen. 2034: Bd. 2, 13; S. 516, 13. Æfter heora spræ-acute;ce, Jud. 3, 19. Gisomnadun ða biscopas tó spréce colligerunt pontifices concilium, Jn. Skt. Rush. 11, 47. Spræ-acute;ce and geþeahte habban to treat, consult; agere, Bd. 1, 27; S. 492, 16. Cwæþ ðæt hé wolde mid his freóndum spræ-acute;ce and geþæht habban cum amicis suis sese de hoc collaturum esse dicebat, 2, 13; S. 515, 37. Hæfdon betwih him spræ-acute;ce and geþeahte habito inter se consilio, 3, 29; S. 561, 6. Ða hi hæfdon lange spræ-acute;ce and geflit longa disputatione habita, 2, 2; S. 502, 13. Gif hwylc mæssepreóst untruman men spræ-acute;ce forwyrne (colloquium denegaverit), L. Ecg. P. i. 2; Th. ii. 172, 27. VIII a. a question, case that requires explanation :-- Ungelíc ðære spræ-acute;ce ðe wé æfter spyriaþ, Bt. 38, 2; Fox 198, 25. Ðæt folc ðe hæfde æ-acute;nige spræ-acute;ce eode út tó ðam getelde omnis populus, qui habebat aliquam quaestionem, egrediebatur ad tabernaculum, Ex. 33, 7. Ðú spenst mé on ða mæ-acute;stan spræ-acute;ce and on ða earfoþestan tó gereccenne ... and uneáþe æ-acute;nig com tó ende ðære spræ-acute;ce; forðam hit is þeáw ðære spræ-acute;ce and ðære áscunge, ðætte simle ðónne ðæ-acute;r án tweó of ádón biþ, ðonne biþ ðæ-acute;r unrím ástyred ... Swá is ðisse spræ-acute;ce ðe ðu mé æfter ácsast ad rem me omnium quaesitu maximam vocas, cui vix exhausti quidquam satis sit; talis namque materia est, ut una dubitatione succissa innumerabiles aliae succrescant, Bt. 39, 4; Fox 216, 14-26. IX. a sentence, decision, agreement, terms :-- Ðá com Putrael tó Bora and bed his forespéce tó Ælfríce. Ðá sette Bora ðás spéce wið Ælfríce: ðæt wes, ðæt Putrael sealde Ælfríce .viii. oxan, and gef Bora sixtig penga for ðere forespæ-acute;ce, and dide hine sylfne sacclés wið Ælfríce, Chart. Th. 628, 17. X. a case, cause, suit, claim, (a) in a general sense :-- Wið ðon ðe heó his spæ-acute;ce underfénge in consideration of her receiving his suit (Godwine asked for the lady in marriage), Chart. Th. 312, 14. Ðeáh hié ryhte spræ-acute;ce hæbban hiera yfel on him tó tæ-acute;lanne mala recte redarguunt, Past. 28, 5; Swt. 197, 2. Ðú démst míne spræ-acute;ce fecisti causam meam, Ps. Th. 9, 4. (b) as a legal term :-- Ðæt ðis æ-acute;fre gesett spræ-acute;c wæ-acute;re that this for ever should be a settled suit, Chart. Th. 203, 4: 172, 2. Ongan ðá tó specenne on ðat land ... óð ðæt seó spræ-acute;c wearð ðam cynge cúð, 302, 15. Be dóme and spræ-acute;ce. ... Gehwilc spræ-acute;c hæbbe ándagan hwænne heó gelæ-acute;st sý, L. Ed. proem.; Th. i. 158, 3-7: 11; Th. i. 164, 22. Æ-acute;gehwilcre spræ-acute;ce ðe máre sý ðonne .iiii. mancussas, L. A. G. 3; Th. i. 154, 9. Gif man mæssepreóst tihtlige ánfealdre spræ-acute;ce ... æt þrímfealdre spræ-acute;ce, L. Eth. ix. 19; Th. i. 344, 11-13, 15-17. Fultum æt swá micelere spræ-acute;ce, L. Ath. v. 8, 3; Th. i. 236, 16. Gif ús feoh áríse æt úrum gemæ-acute;num spræ-acute;ce, v. 3; Th. i. 232, 5. Æt cynges spæ-acute;ce, lecge man .vi. healfmarc wedd, L. Eth. iii. 12; Th. i. 296, 25. Clæ-acute;ne æ-acute;lcere spæ-acute;ce, L. C. S. 28; Th. i. 392, 12. Swá fela manna ... tó gewitnesse gehwylcere spræ-acute;ce, L. Ath. iv. i; Th. i. 222, 11. Æ-acute;lcne wítefæstne man ðe ic on spræ-acute;ce áhte (gained at law, as the result of a suit), Chart. Th. 557, 22. Hé dráf his spræ-acute;ce he prosecuted his suit, 376, 11. Ic spæ-acute;ce drífe mid fullan folcrihte, L. O. 2; Th. i. 178, 13. Habban ða geréfscypas begen ða fullan spæ-acute;ce gemæ-acute;ne, L. Ath. v. 8, 4; Th. i. 236, 25. Man ne mót spræ-acute;ca drífan binnan Godes cyrican, L. Ælf. C. 35; Th. ii. 356, 29. XI. talk about a person or thing, report, fame :-- Ðæs ðe má seó spræ-acute;c be him férde, Lk. Skt. 5, 15. Ðá férde ðeós spræ-acute;c be him, 7, 17. Hé ongan bodian and wídmæ-acute;rsian ða spæ-acute;ce, Mk. Skt. 1, 45. XII. in the Northern Gospels spréc translates words denoting places where there is speaking :-- In spréce (spréc, Lind.) in synagoga, Mk. Skt. Rush. 6, 2. On spréce (spréc, Lind.) in foro, 12, 38: Lk. Skt. Rush. 20, 46: Lind. 7, 32. [O. Sax. spráka: O. Frs. spréke: O. H. Ger. spráhha lingua, loquela, sermo, sermocinatio, colloquium, eloquium, ratio, judicium, consilium, senatus.] v. æ-acute;fen-, æfter-, æ-acute;rend-, burh-, bysmor-, dol-, eald-, edwít-, ellen-, for-, fore-, frécnen-, frum-, gedwol-, gegaf-, gilp-, hete-, Læ-acute;den-, morgen-, of-, ofer-, on-, sceáwend-, scrift-, sóð, stunt-, teosu-, tó-, twí-, untíd-, wiðer-, woruld-, ymbe-spræ-acute;c (-spæ-acute;c); -spræ-acute;ce, -sprec.

spræ-acute;c-ærn, -ern, es; n. A place for speaking, court-house :-- In sprécern in praetorium, Jn. Skt. Lind. Rush. 18, 28: 19, 9. Cf. spræ-acute;c-hús.

spræ-acute;c-cynn, es; n. A mode of speaking :-- Bóc be gesetnessum and gemetum spræ-acute;ccynna libellum de figuris modisque locutionum, Bd. 5, 24; S. 648, 42.

-spræ-acute;ce. [O. L. Ger. bi-spráki: O. H. Ger. ga-spráhhi.] v. ge-, god-spræ-acute;ce.

-spræ-acute;ce, -spæ-acute;ce; adj. [O. Sax. -spráki: O. H. Ger. -spráhhi.] v. án-, fela-, ge-, gegaf-, ídel-, ofer-, stunt-, twí-, yfel-, ymb-spræ-acute;ce.

spræ-acute;celíc. v. ge-spræ-acute;celíc.

spræ-acute;cful; adj. Talkative, loquacious :-- Wer spræ-acute;cful vir linguosus, Ps. Lamb. 139, 12.

spræ-acute;c-hús, es; n. A house for speaking :-- Spræ-acute;chús auditorium, Wrt. Voc. i. 58, 11. Úþwitena spræ-acute;chús curia vel senatus, 13. [O. L. Ger. sprác-hús curia: O. H. Ger. spráh-hús curia, consistorium, praetorium.] Cf. spræ-acute;c-ærn.

spræ-acute;cleás; adj. Speechless, without the power of speech :-- Spæ-acute;cleáse &l-bar; dume elinguia, Germ. 398, 72. [O. H. Ger. spráhhalós elinguis.]

-spræ-acute;cness. v. twí-spræ-acute;cness.

spræ-acute;dan; p. de To spread, expand. [O. L. Ger. te-spreidan dispergere: O. H. Ger. spreiten pandere, expandere, diffundere.] v. ge-, ofer-, tó-spræ-acute;dan, á-spreádan; spræ-acute;dung.

spræ-acute;dung, e; f. Spreading, diffusion, propagation :-- Spræ-acute;dung mennisces cynnes propagatio humani generis, Rtl. 109, 4.

sprængan. v. sprengan.

spræ-acute;te(?), spræt(?), es; n. A sprout, shoot :-- Spræ-acute;tu (spræcu? v. spræc) labruscas, Hpt. Gl. 454, 16. [Cf. (?) spreat, sprat, sprett the jointed-leaved rush, Jamieson's Dict. Sprat-barley barley with very long beards; sprats small wood, Halliwell's Dict.]

spranc(?), es: spranca, an; m. A shoot, twig, sprig :-- Spranca (sprauta, Wrt.) sirculus vel virgultum. Wrt. Voc. i. 32, 44. Styb vel spranca (sprauta, Wrt.) stirps, 33, 57. Treówes sprancan plante, 39, 14. Deáðbæ-acute;re sprancan letiferas labruscas, Hpt. Gl. 454, 17. Spranca sarmentorum, 468, 22.

sprauta. v. preceding word.

spreáwlian; p. ode To sprawl, move convulsively :-- Spreáwlige palpitet Germ. 392, 10. [Sprawlyñ palpito; sprawlynge palpitacio, Prompt. Parv. 470 (and see note). Leyen and sprauleden in the blod, Havel. 475. Spraulend with her winges twey, Gow. ii. 5, 11.]

-sprec, spréc, v. ge-, god-sprec, spræ-acute;c.

spreca, speca, an; m. A speaker, one who speaks in council (cf. spræ-acute;c, VIII), a councillor: -- Forht folces weard héht him fetigean sprecan síne, Cd. Th. 161, 18; Gen. 2667. [O. Frs. for-spreka: O. H. Ger. sprehho.] v. edwít-, for-, fore-, ge-, mid-, on-spreca (-speca).

sprecan, specan; p. spræc, spæc; pl. spræ-acute;con, spæ-acute;con; pp. sprecen, specen To speak. I. to exercise the faculty of speech :-- Se dumba spræc,