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718 SWIFT -- SWÍÞE

swift. Add: I. swift :-- Singal, swift rine perpes decursus, An. Ox. 508. Swiftum streáme rapaci, i. ueloci alueo, 2667. Swiftum passiuis (uolatibus), 264: reciprocis (uolatibus), 2408: pernicibus, uelocibus (obtutibus), 9, 10. II. sloping steeply(?). Cf. rapid as applied to the slope of a hill :-- Of ðæ-acute;m díce on swiftan beorh; of ðæ-acute;m beorhge, C.D. iii. 394, 3.

swiftlere. Add :-- Gyf þú swyftleras habban wylle, þonne sete þú þínne scytefinger uppon þínne fót and stríc on twá healfa þínes fét þám gemete þe hí gesceapene beóð, Tech. ii. 126, 8.

swiftness. Add :-- Gewunelíce wé singað mid micelre swif(t)nysse consuete canimus nimia uelocitate, Angl. xiii. 370, 75.

swift-ryne. Better swift ryne. v. An. Ox. 509: swíg(?). v. swíge.

swígan. I. add :-- Ðá ðe fore-eádun giðreótodun hine þ-bar;te hé swígde, Lk. R. 18, 39. v. æt-swígan. III. to pass over in silence, v. swigian; III :-- Ne ic eác swíge (forsuwie, v.l.) þ-bar;, þ-bar; his gingra ge-wunode tó reccenne, Gr. D. 157, 18.

swíge. Add: swíg(?), e; f. I. add :-- Dumbre swígan mutae taciturnitatis, An. Ox. 1937. Mid swíge silentio, 2085. Fífwintre swígan stæ-acute;rleornera quinquennem taciturnitatem Stoicorum, 4144.

swíge; adj. II. add :-- Man gehýrde in swígre nihte mycelne sealmsang coepit in nocturno silentio psalmodiae cantus audiri, Gr. D. 238, 29. On þæ-acute;re nihte, þá hit stillost swígost wæs intempestae noctis silentio, 11.

swigian. I b. add :-- Hý sweogodan siluerunt, Ps. L. 106, 30. III. add :-- Sé ðe wilnað wóh tó dónne, and wilnað ðeáh ðæt ðæs óðre men sugigen (swugien, v.l.) qui et prava studet agere, et tamen ad haec vult caeteros tacere, Past. 145, 12. Ðonne ábiersð hwílum hwæthwugu út ðæs ðe hé sugian (swugian, v.l.) sceolde ad aliquid, quod dicere non debet, erumpat, 165, 15. Ne mæg ic þ-bar; swigian, þ-bar; his geongra mé sæ-acute;de neque illud taceam, quod ejus discipulus narrare consueverat, Gr. D. 157, 18.

-swigung. v. for-swigung, -suwung.

swilc. I 1. add :-- On ðæ-acute;m dæge plegedon hié of horsum ... swá heora þeáw æt swelcum (on such occasions) wæs, Ors. 3, 7; S. 118, 31. Ðá swelcan wé magon ealra betest geryhtan mid ðý ðæt ..., Past. 293, 22. I 2 a. add :-- Ic mæg gelíc anginn þæ-acute;m gesecgan, þéh hit swelcne ende næfde, þætte Constantinopolim on swelcre cwacunge wæs ego poteram similia apud Constantinopolim narrare, Ors. 3, 2; S. 100, 21. Þone swylcne seócne læ-acute;cas nemniað gewitleásne, Gr. D. 247, 13. III. add :-- Him þá geþúhte swelc þ-bar; mæ-acute;ste wæl swelc hié oft æ-acute;r for nóht hæfdon, Ors. 4, 7; S. 184, 14. III a. Þyslic ... swálic :-- Þyslic (þyllic, v.l.) mé is gesewen ... swálic (swylc, v.l.) swá ... talis mihi videtur ... quale ..., Bd. 2, 13; Sch. 165, 17. V. add :-- Wiþ hreófle, wegbræ-acute;de, ... eolone, swefl, dó þæs swefles swilc an þára wyrta twæ-acute;de, Lch. ii. 78, 8. Wyrc swilc án lytel cicel, Lch. iii. 30, 19. V 1. of abstract things :-- Ðæt is ðonne suelc mon mid forewearde orde stinge, ðæt mon openlíce on óðerne ræ-acute;se mid tæ-acute;linge to rush on another openly with blame is as much as to thrust with the point; ex mucrone quippe percutere est impetu apertae increpationis obviare, Past. 297, 11.

swilce. Add:, swálíce. I. add :-- Be þon swilce (swelce, swylce, v.ll.) Paulus cwæ-acute;ð unde Paulas quoque dicit. Bd. 1. 27; Sch. 85, 11. II a. so, in a manner to be described :-- Gif eów swálíce þúhte, utan gangan on þissum carcerne and hine út forlæ-acute;tan, Bl. H. 247, 1. Swylce ic þus hyt gehradige, Angl. viii. 303, 27. III. add: as it were :-- Hé geseah swilce án ðeóstorful dene, Hml. Th. ii. 338, 4: Ors. 5, 14; S. 248, 9: Hml. S. 31, 937. III a. with relative force, swelc, swá ... swilce :-- Ðín nosu is swelc swelce se torr on Libano, Past. 64, 24. Hafa hine swá swilce ðín ágen lim, Hex. 46, 3. III b. with antecedent and relative combined (such, so) as :-- Hé wæs swelce Ró;máne þá wyrþe wæ-acute;ron he was such as the Romans then deserved, Ors. 6, 3; S. 256, 24. Dó þú þá læ-acute;cedómas swilce þú þá líchoman gesié, Lch. ii. 84, 15. IV. add :-- Swelce hé hine wandigende ofersuíðe quasi parcendo superare, Past. 297, 15: 296, 11. Næs þæt cild gecweden hire frumcennede cild swilce heó ó;ðer siððan ácende, Hml. Th. i. 34, 24.

swilc-hwega some :-- Þá geseah hé þæ-acute;r swilchwugu treów licgende and þ-bar; lytel he saw lying there some bit of wood or other and that little, Hml. S. 236, 766.

swilcness. Add: cf. gehwilcness.

swilige, an; f. A pit(?) :-- Of mæ-acute;rdíc on ðá wæterswylian; of ðæ-acute;re swylian on mæ-acute;rðom, C.D. vi. 220, 23. v. swelg.

swimman. II. add :-- Hú hé þonne swam mid þám ilcan scipe, þonne hit wæs ýþa full qualiter cum carabo undis pleno nataverat, Gr. D. 347, 21. III. add :-- Ágeót wæter uppon ðone ele, and se ele ábrecð úp and swimð bufon, Hml. Th ii. 564, 14. v. þurh-swimman.

swimmend. v. lagu-swimmend.

swín. Add :-- Þá semninga geféldon hí án swýn (porcum) yrnende hider and þider betwyh heora fótum, þ-bar; sum þ-bar; swýn heora hwylc gefélde ... sóhte þ-bar; swín þá duru þæ-acute;re cyrcan ... and ne mihte hit nán man geseón, and swá þeáh hí hit mihton gefélan, Gr. D. 236, 1-6. Ne án cú ne án swín næs belyfon þ-bar; næs gesæt on his (William I) gewrite, Chr. 1085; P. 216, 29. Genim swínes scearu þæs þe on dúnlande and wyrtum libbe, Lch. ii. 62. 27. Æðelsige forstæl Æðelwines swín ... ðá ridon his men tó and tugon út ðæt spic of Æðelsiges húse, and he oðbærst tó wuda, C.D. iii. 291, 15. Ic ann þ-bar; ðridde treów and þ-bar; ðridde swiin (printed swun) of æuesan ðæs wudes (the Latin version is: Dono tertiam quamque arborem et tertiam quamque sarcinam iumentariam fructuum qui nascuntur in sylua), iv. 202, 11. Wærláf hátte Wærstánes fæder wæs riht æ-acute;ht tó Hæ-acute;ðfelda, heóld ðá græ-acute;gan swýn, vi. 212, 15. v. eofor-, fédels-swín.

swinc. Dele second passage, for which see swinge, and add :-- Swá hwæt swá hé begit his swinces tó médes hé hit bringð tó mé, Hml. S. 36, 43.

swincan. II. add :-- Ne swinc þú (nelle þú nú beón geswenced, v.l.) ná máre noli fatigari, Gr. D. 88, 32. Ne bið heó ná swincende on feforádlum non febribus laboratura est, 29, 23. v. ge-swincan.

swínen. Add :-- Swýnen porcinus, An. Ox. 4332. [Æt] swýnenan and æt sceáplican and æt fearlican suouetaurilia, 11, 187.

swingan. I a. add :-- Gif þú gyrde habban wille, þonne wege þú þíne fýst swylce þú swingan wille, Tech. ii. 122, 12. v. á-, ofer-swingan.

swinge. I. add :-- His seón swýðe þeóstrodon. Þá hrepode Martinus mid ánre swingan (Martin gave the man a slight stroke?) and eall seó sárnis him sóna fram gewát ... þurh Martines hrepunge, Hml. S. 31, 589. II. add :-- þ-bar;te ðá sóðfæstnis ðerscingra &l-bar; swinca dyde áwoerdeno ut quos justitia verberum faecit afflictos, Rtl. 40, 29. þ-bar; mód byð mid manigum swingum forseted mens tot flagellis premitur, Gr. D. 258, 28. v. wíte-swinge.

swingel. I a. add :-- Wæs sum wyln gehæft tó swinglum ... and læg on hæftnédum þ-bar; heó hetelíce wæ-acute;re þæs on morgen beswungen ... Heó clypode tó þám hálgan Swýðúne þ-bar; hé ... fram þám réðum swinglum hí áhredde, Hml. S. 21, 166-171. Se ilca swígende geðafode swingellan tacitus flagella toleravit. Past. 261, 11.

swín-haga. Add :-- On afene oð ðæt ðe se alda suínhaga út scióteð tó afene; ðonne be ðæ-acute;m hagan on ánne beorg, C.D. ii. 29, 10.

swín-hege, es; m. A fence to keep swine from straying :-- Tó bysceopes swýnhege; ondlong heges, C.D. iii. 77, 11. Of ðæ-acute;re burnan on ðane swýnhege; andlang heges, 78, 5.

swín-hirde, es; m. A swine-herd :-- Swýnhyrde subulcus, Hpt. 33, 239. 7.

swín-lic; adj. Of (a) swine, swinish :-- , Þæt swínlice (printed sym-lice) gestun porcinus strepitus, Wrt. Voc. ii. 85, 31.

swín-sceadu. [Literally swine-shade, referring to the shelter afforded to swine by the trees under which they feed: then the payment for the right to pasture them.] Payment for the pasturing of swine :-- Ut pleniter persolvant omnia que ad jus ipsius ecclesie juste competant, scilicet ea que Anglice dicuntur ciricsceatt, and toll i.e. theloneum, and tacc, i.e. swinsceade, Cht. Th. 263, 7. [In his glossary Thorpe quotes s.v. tacc: '"In Scotland the tithe or tenth hog was paid for pannage. This custom obtained in England, and was here called Tack" (Ellis, Introduction to Domesday). Dabit pannagium vocatum Tack, videlicet, pro decem porcis unum porcum meliorem.' See too N.E.D. tack.] Cf. (?) swína sceadu (suadu, Ep., Erf.) suesta, sivesta, Txts. 99, 1954.

swinsian. Add :-- Swynsiendum adtonito (adtonito is found Vit. Cuth. poet. C. 31, 4, and five lines later dulcisonis occurs, to which word swynsiendum seems more properly to belong), Hpt. 33, 238, 9.

swin-swég, es; m. Melody :-- Swinswéges melodie, An. Ox. p. xxxiii, note 2.

swipor. Add: shifty :-- Swiper (printed hwiper) leue, labile, instabilis, Wülck. Gl. 245, 25. [O.H. Ger. swefari callidus, astutus.]

swipu. I. add :-- Ðonne þú swype habban wille, þonne wege þíne fýst swylce þú swingan wille, and ræ-acute;r úp þíne twæ-acute;gen fingras, Tech. ii. 122, 13. Hé wæs lustlíce þone lyre þæs horses þoliende, and eác þá swipan (Flagellum) þe hé on his handa hæfde, þá hé þám reáfiendum mannum bróhte þus cweðende: 'Nimað þás swipan þ-bar; gé magan þis hors mid drífan,' Gr. D. 14, 18-22.

swítan. v. for-spillan; III.

swíþ. II 2. add :-- Hé beféng mínne swíðran mid deórwurðum stánum, Hml. S. 7, 32. v. þrýþ-swíþ.

swíþan. Add: v. of-swíþan.

swíþe. II a. add :-- Hié þæt dydon for þæ-acute;m swíþost þe hié þóhtan þæt hié siþþan hiora underþeówas wæ-acute;ren, Ors. 2, 8; S. 92, 22; 3, 9; S. 132, 13. III. add :-- Wé ne mihton secgan swá swíðe embe þæt swá swá wé woldon, Hex. 2, 4. Gemetegung, mid þæ-acute;re sceall seó sáwul ealle þing gemætegian, þ-bar; hit tó swíþe ne sý, ne tó hwónlíce, Hml. S. 1, 162. Nú miht þú wel witan þæt weorc sprecan swíðor þonne þá nacodon word, Ælfc. T. Grn. 21, 24. IV. the comparative marking preference, rather :-- Ðú þone wiðfeohtend mé helan woldest swýðor þonne mínum ðegnum secgean rebellem celare quam militibus reddere maluisti, Bd. 1. 7; Sch. 21, 15.