steort
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
steort
es; m. I. a tail, start (as in red-start, one of the names for ruticilla phoenicurus, also called fire-tail. Start, plough-start = plough-tail, v. Halliwell's Dict. Stark-naked is a corruption of start-naked) Steort cauda, Wrt. Voc. ii. 103, 20: 129, 75. Se hálga stert sacra spina, i. 283, 50. Ðære helle hund ongan fægenian mid his steorte, Bt. 35, 6; Fox 168, 17. Nym hyre (the adder's) steort (caudam ), Ex. 4, 4. Sume wyrmas wǽren and sume fiscas ðe hæfden án heáfod and monigne steort. Ða steortas, hé sǽde, ðæt hulpan ealle ðæs heáfdes, Shrn. 162, 14-16. II. a promontory, tongue of land (cf. Start Point in Devon, Start Island in the Orkneys) Andlang weges ðæt hit sticaþ on norðeweardum cynges steorte, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 48, 9. Of ðæm weall tó steorte, 464, 25. Be gemǽre ðæt on ðone steort; of ðam steort on ða strǽt, 438, 22. Oð ðone steort; fram ðam steorte andlang ðæs fúlan bróces, ii. 250, 22. Cf. Penwiht-steort the Land's End, Chr. 997; Erl. 135. 10. [Ðe leun drageð dust wið his stert ðer he steppeð, Misc. 1, 9. Stert of an appull, of a handle of a vessel, of a plow, Prompt. Parv. 474, col. 2. See also Cath. Angl. 363, nn. 2, 3. O. Frs. stert tail: Du. staart: O. H. Ger. sterz stiva: Ger. sterz tail; plough-tail: Icel. stertr tail: Dan. stjert: Swed. stjert tail; plough-tail.] v. rysc-steort.
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