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954 SWICE -- SWIFT.

1014; Erl. 150, 13. III. an offence; scandalum :-- Wá ðysum middangearde þurh swicdómas (a scandalis): neód ys ðæt swycdómas (scandala) cumon ; þeáhhwæðere wá ðam menn ðe swycdóm (scandalum, þurh hyne cymþ, Mt. Kmbl. 18, 7. [Misdon þurh Beelzebubes swikedom, O. E. Homl. i. 55, 10. þis nis nan swikedom, for þat weord ich hit halde, Laym. 8310. AH þatt folljheþþ swikedom, Orm. 3997. þu me misraddest. . . Schild þi swikedom from þe lihte, O. and N. 163. Icel. svik-dómr treason.]

swice, es; m. I. departure, escape, v. swícan, II :-- Helle hlinduru nágon hwyrft ne swice, útsíþ æ-acute;fre the gates of hell allow of no return or escape, of egress ever, Exon. Th. 364, 30; Wal. 78. I a. escape from that which threatens to befall, evasion :-- Ne biþ ð æes lengra-swice sáwelgedáles ðonne seofon niht fyrstgemearces there will not be a longer escape from death than a period of seven days, Exon. Th. 164, 6 ; Gú. 1007. Ib. outcome, event, issue :-- Hé þenceþ ðæt his wíse þince unforcúþ biþ ðæs óþer swice ðonne hé ðæs fácnes fintan sceáwaþ he thinks that his ways appear respectable; their event will be different when he observes the result of the fraud. Exon. Th. 315, 15 ; Mód. 31. II. deceit, fraud, treachery, v. swícan, IV, V :-- Hé ealle ða cyningas mid biswice (mid his swice, Cote. MS. ) ofslóg captos per dolum reges interfecit, Ors. 3, 7 ; Swt. 114, 8. Hí on ðínum fulce fácen geswipere syredan and tó swice hogedon in plebem tuam astute cogitaverunt consilium. Ps. Th. 82, 3: Exon. Th. 317, 6; Mód. 61. III. offence, stumbling-block, snare; scandalum: - Ðanun mæg áspringan seó mæ-acute;ste sacu and se mæ-acute;sta swice ealra ungeþwæ-acute;rnessa exinde grauissima occasio scandalorum oriri potest, R. Ben. 129, 8. Hí settan mé swyce (swyþe, MS. ) ðæ-acute;r ic síþade juxta iter scandalum posuerunt mihi, Ps. Th. 139, 5. [O. H. Ger. -swin; pl. -swihhi.] v. be- (acc. bigswicae, Lchdm. iii. 208, 12), hláford-, un-swice; swic.

swice, an; f. A trap :-- Swican decipulam, Hpt. Gl. 520, 30: Anglia xiii. 36, 263. [penne þe mon wule tilden his musestoch he bindeð uppon þa swike chese, O. E. Homl. i. 53, 21. A swyke discipula, Wrt. Voc. i. 221, col. 2 (15th cent.)]

swice; adj. I deceitful, fraudulent :-- Hí wiðstandaþ ðam swican (or subst. ? v. swica) Antecriste, Wulfst. 198, 14. [He minne fader biswak þurh swike his craftes (mid his luþer craftes, 2nd MS. ), Laym. 14865.] II. proving false to what is expected :-- Norðmen wáron súðfolcum swice (i. e. the southern people were deceived in their estimate of the northmen's power; swice, as applied to the northmen, cannot mean rebellious, renouncing allegiance, for it was the southern peoples who had rebelled against the northern, v. 119, 8-18 ; Gen. 1976-1981). Cd. Th. 120, 17 ; Gen. 1996. III. treacherous, failing in loyalty, v. swícan, V. [Feren swike ðe sulden him witterlike, Gen. and Ex. 2845.]

swice and (?) swicc, es; m. A scent, smell :-- Suice, suicae osma (Gk. óoun ; cf. Span, husmo smell, scent; andar a la husma to be on the scent; husmear to find out by smelling), Txts. 83, 1468. Swice, Wrt. Voc. ii. 63, 57. Ðæt wæs swéte stenc . . . tó ðæm swicce men þrungon, Exon. Th. 359, 21; Pa. 66. v. swecc.

swícend, es; m. A deceiver, betrayer :-- Se sáula swícend the devil, Homl. Ass. 196, 39: 197, 87. v. be-swícend.

-swicenness. v. be-, ge-swicenness.

swic-full; adj. Deceitful, fraudulent, crafty :-- Swicfulles strophosae, callidae. Hpt. Gl. 423, 61. Swicfullum fraudulento, 517, 45. Swicfulle frivola, fraudulenta, falsa, 444, 26. Swicfullum fraudulentis, 521, 31.

swician; p. ode. I. to wander :-- Ðaer hí swiciaþ on swíman, firenweorc beraþ, Exon. Th. 79, 33; Cri. 1300. Suicade, suicudae spatiaretur, Txts. 99, 1893. Hí ðurh cúþe stówe swicedon and fóron per nota loca dispersi vagarentur, Bd. 4. 4; S. 571, 4. Hí swycedan geond wésten erraverunt in solitudine, Ps. Th. 106, 3. Swicedan, 39. Swiciende pervagatus. Wrt. Voc. ii. 68, 79. II. to depart, turn :-- Ná ic fram ðínum dónum dæ-acute;dum swicade a judiciis tuis non declinavi, Ps. Th. 118, 102. III. to deceive :-- Mæ-acute;st æ-acute;lc swicode and óðrum derede wordes and dæ-acute;de, Wulfst. 160, 3. Ne æ-acute;nig ne syrwe ne óðrum ne swicie, 73, 12: 70, 5. Lytelíce swician, 55, 16. Ða men ðe ne dorstan for Godes ege swician . . . ða ðe cúðan swician and befician and mid leásbregdum earmum mannum derian. L. I. P. 12; Th. ii. 320, 31-26. Swiciende licceteras árísaþ and forlæ-acute;raþ tó manege, Wulfst. 89, 17. III a. with prep, on, ymb, to practise deceit in relation to a matter; cf. O. Sax. swíkan umbi :-- Se ðe on mynstres æ-acute;htum mid fácne swicaþ he who fraudulently deceives in the matter of a monastery's possessions. Homl. Th. i. 398, 26. Annanias and Saphira swicedon on heora ágenum æ-acute;htum, 33. Se syrwienda deofol á swicaþ, embe mancyn is ever practising deceit in respect to man, Wulfst. 107, 23. Se sceaða georne swicode ymb ða sáwle, Cd. Th. 38, 15; Gen. 607. IV. to offend; also to be offended; scandalizare, scandalizari :-- Gif ðín hand ðé swicaþ (scandalizat), Mt. Kmbl. 18, 8, 9: Mk. Skt. 9, 43, 45. þeáh ðe ealle swicion ne swicige. ic ðé ná etsi omnes scandalizati fuerint serf non ego, 14, 29. IV a. to give offence by words, speak injuriously :-- Ná murcna ðú ná swica ðú non murmures, non blasphemes, Scint. 164, 16. [O. H. Ger. swichón vagari.] v. á, æ-acute;-, be-swician; swícan.

swicn, e; f. Clearance from a criminal charge :-- Se ðe hereteáma betygen sié, hé hine be his wergilde áliése, oþþe be his were geswicne. Se áð sceal bión healf be húslgetigum. Ðeóf, siþþan hé biþ on cyninges bende, náh hé ða swicne is not allowed the alternative of clearing himself by oath, L. In. 15; Th. i. 112, 5. [Goth. swikns innocent, clear of wrong-doing; swiknei, swikniþa purity; swikneins purification: Icel. sykn free from guilt, cleared from a criminal charge; sykn, sykna clearance from a criminal charge.] v. ge-swicn; ge-swicnan.

-swicnan, -swicneful. v. ge-swicnan, ge-swicneful.

swicol, sweocol; ad; . I. deceitful, false, treacherous, crafty :-- Swicol fallax vel mendax, Wrt. Voc. i. 47, 50. (I) of persons :-- Næs heó swicol nánum ðæra ðe hyre tó ðohte she never deceived any one who trusted her, Lchdm. iii. 428, 34. Se swicola Herod . . . cýdde syððan his fácenfullan syrewunge, Homl. Th. i. 82, 15. Ðæt swicole wíf (Delilah), Jud. 16, 8. Ða gescotu ðæs sweocolan feóndés insidiantis hostis jacula, Past. 56; Swt. 431, 5. Áfandod þurh ðone swicolan deofol, Ælfc. T. Grn. 10, 45. Ða swicolan virum dolosum, Ps. Th. 5, 6. Se ðe wæs swicolast and se ðe litelícost cúðe leáslíce hiwian unsóð tó sóðe. Wulfst. 128, 9. Swicolost, 268, 17. (2) of things :-- Ðis líf is swá swicol, ðæt hit symble bepæ-acute;cþ, Homl. Skt. i. 5, 65. Ne sceole wé ná besettan úrne hiht on ðissum swicelum lífe, Homl. Th. i. 162, 18. Geseoh gif ic on swiculne weg oððe on unrihte eode vide, si via iniquitatis in me est, Ps. Th. 138, 21. II occasioning offence (f), v. swice, III. swician, IV, swicol-líc, II :-- Sóð biþ swicolost (switolost?), Menol. Fox 479; Gn. C. 10. [O. E. Homl. Laym. A. R. Havel. swikel: O. H. Ger. pi-swichal subdolus; Icel. svikall treacherous.] v. be-(bi-, , un-swicol.

swicol-líc; adj. I. deceitful, fraudulent :-- Swicollíce dæ-acute;da and láðlíce unlaga áscunige man swýðe; ð æt is, false gewihta and wóge gemeta and leáse gewitnessa, L. Eth. v. 24; Th. i. 310, 12: vi. 28; Th. i. 322, 12. II. occasioning offence, v. swice, III ;-- Æ-acute;nig þing ungeþwæ-acute;rlíces and swicollíces (the Latin has scandalorum spinas), R. Ben. 38, 18.

swicollíce; adv. With deceit, with guile, deceitfully, fraudulently, craftily :-- Hé cwæð ðæt hí wære wurdan ðæt hý æ-acute;nig man tó swicol-líce ne bepæ-acute;hte mid leáslícre láre'uidete, ne quis uos seducat, ' Wulfst. 88, 26: 55, 3. Ðæt wyrse is, ð æt hé swicollíce hiwige, swylce hé árfæstes módes sý, 53. 26. Aman smeáde swicollíce embe ðæt hú hé eall ludéisc cynn fordyde Haman plotted how to destroy all the Jewish race, Homl. Ass. 96, 145.

swicolness, e; f. Deceit, fraud, treachery :-- Míne synna ðe ic ge&dash-uncertain;fremede on mæ-acute;nan áðe and swicolnyssæ, Anglia xi. 102, 85. Antecrist læ-acute;rþ unsóðfæstnysse and swicolnesse, Wulfst. 55, 12.

swicðole, Beo. Th. 6281; B. 3146. v. sweþel.

swícung, e; f. I. deceiving, deluding, deceit, fraud, delusion: -Mid . swícunge deóflícre inlusione diabolica, Anglia xi. 117, 29. Swícunge ceápes fraud in trade. Lchdm. iii. 198, 31: 202, 13. For swícuncgum propter illusiones, R. Ben. Interl. 88, 5. II offence, occasion of stumbling; scandalum :-- Se ðe lufaþ bróðer his, swícung (scandalum; v. 1 Jn. 2, 10) on him nys, Scint. 14, 12. Neód hit ys ðæt cuman swícunga (scandala), swá þeáh wá ðam menn þurh ðæne swícung (scandalum) cymþ, 134, 2-3. [He (false men) ðe swiken, ðin agte wið swiking, ði soule wið lesing, O. E. Misc. 19, 602.] v. á-, æ-acute;-be-, hláford-swícung.

-swidung in ge-swidung. Lchdm. iii. 168, 2. v. sweðring.

swífan; p. swáf, pl. swifon; pp. swifen. I. to move in a course, wend, sweep :-- Hond hwyrfeþ geneahhe swíféþ mé geond sweartne the hand passes over me (a skin), Exon. Th. 394, 4 ; Rä. 13, 13. On ðære ilcan eaxe hwerfeþ rodor, recene scríþeþ, súðheald swíféþ swift (sweeps swift), Met. 28, 17. Mqnnum þyncþ ðæt sió sunne on mere gange, under sæ-acute; swífe, ðonne hió on setl glídeþ, 39. Sceal on ánum fét searo-ceáp (a ship) swífan, swíþe féran, faran ofer feldas, Exon. Th. 415, 6; Rä. 33, 7. [Here are added examples of á-swífan omitted in their place :-- Asuáb exorbitans, Wrt. Voc. ii. 107, 74. Áswífende exorbitans, exorbitantes, 31, 19, 31: 83, 7: 86, 10: exorbitantes, i. circuientes, declinantes, 145, 80.] II. of a course of action, to come to take part in a matter :-- Ðá swáf Eánulf on wæs geréfa ðá genom eal ðæt yrfe him on ðæt hé áhte tó Tyssebyrig then (after the commission of a crime) Eanulf, who was reeve, struck in or intervened, and took all the property from him (the criminal) that he owned at Tisbury, Chart. Th. 172, 31. [O. Frs. swíva to be uncertain: Icel. svífa rove, tarn, sweep. Cf. O. H. Ger. sweibón ferri, volvere, incitari. Gothic has the verb sweiban; p. swaif (Lk. 7, 45) with the meaning to cease, leave off.] v. á-, on-, tó-swífan.

swift; adj. Swift, fleet, that does or can move quickly :-- Suift alacer, Wrt. Voc. ii. 99, 76. Swift, 6, 51: expeditus, 145, 36: celer, Ælfc. Gr. 9, 18; Zup. 44, 9. Swyft pernix, 9, 64; Zup. 71, 2. Swift scip archiromachus, Wrt. Voc. i. 63, 30. Hé (the phenix) is snel and swift velox est, Exon. Th. 220, 8; Ph. 317. Ne se swifta mearh burhstede beáteþ, Beo. Th. 4521; B. 2264. Him on swift wind (cf. ungemetlíc wind, Bt. 12; Fox 36, 15) swápeþ, Met. 7, 20. Rodor swíféþ swift, 28, 17. Bufan ðam swiftan rodore. Bt. 36, 2; Fox 174, 15. Micel swég gæ-acute;þ of heora (the stars) swiftan ryne, Boutr. Scrd. 18, 43. Hors swiftne, Exon. Th. 400, 3; Rä. 20, 3: 487, 22; Rä. 74, 1. Swifte