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Source: Bosworth/Toller, page b0826, entry 8
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sceapa, an; m. I. one who does harm, a criminal, wretch, miscreant, an enemy:--Sceaþa, deógol ddhata (Grendel), Beo. Th. 554; B. 274. earttú (Satan) earm, sceaþa in fýrlocan feste gebunden, Cd. Th. 268, 19; Sat. 57. His feónd áfyllan ðe ðone scaþan (the assassin Eomer) sende, Chr. 626; Erl. 23, 34. Fýnd sceaþan inimici, Ps. Lamb. 9, 7. Gewítaþ, áwirgede woruldsorga, of mínes þegenes móde, forðam sind ða mstan sceaþan, Bt. 3; Fox 4, 24. Scyppend sceaþan onféngon syngum hondum, Exon. Th. 70, 2; Cri. 1132. Beraþ linde forþ in sceaþena gemong bear the linden shields forth into the press of the foe, Judth. Thw. 24, 17; Jud. 193. Wælstreámas (the waters of the Deluge) werodum swelgaþ, sceaþum scyldfullum, Cd. Th. 78, 32; Gen. 1302. I a. a spiritual enemy, fiend, devil:--Se sceaþa (the devil who tempted Eve), 38, 14; Gen. 606, Sceaþa, Satanes þegn, Salm. Kmbl. 234; Sal. 116. Ðæt ús gescilde wið sceaþan wpnum, láþra lyge-searwum, Exon. Th. 48, 22; Cri. 775: Andr. Kmbl. 2584; An. 1293. Fcnum feónde hýrdes, sceþþendum sceaþan, Exon. Th. 85, 24; Cri.1396. Helle hæftling, scyldigne sceaþan, Salm. Kmbl. 257; Sal. 128. Sceaþan (the fallen angels) hwearfdon earme æglécan geond ðæt atole scref, Cd. Th. 269, 13; Sat. 72. In ðæt sceaþena scræf hell, 304, 20; Sat. 633. Scyldwyrcende sceaþan (the fallen angels), Elen. Kmbl. 1521; El. 762. II. a spoiler, robber:--Sceaþa predo, Wrt. Voc. ii. 88, 66. is þeóf and sceaþa ille fur est et latro, Jn. Skt. 10, l: Exon. Th. 54, 20; Cri. 871. Se sceaþa the thief (on the cross), Homl. Th. ii. 78, 18. 'Hwæt eart ðú ðe ðýn ansýn ys swylce ánes sceaþan.' (the penitent thief) hym andswarode: 'Sóð secgaþ ðæt ic sceaþa wæs and ealle yfelu on eorþan wyrcende,' Nicod. 32; Thw. 18, 19-22. (Judas) wæs gítsere and se wyresta sceaþa, Blickl. Homl. 69, 11. Swá swá ánum sceaþan (ad latronem) férdon, Mk. Skt. 14, 48: Lk. Skt. 22, 52. Sceaþena scip paro, Wrt. Voc. i. 56, 27. habbaþ démena and sceaþena dda, Blickl. Homl. 63, 9. Óðer hine scyhte ðæt sceaþena gemót nihtes sóhte (cf. (Guthlac) menigfeald wæl felde and slóh and of mannum heora hta nam, Guthl. 2; Gdwin. 14, 5-6), Exon. Th. 109, 31; Gú. 98. hit dóþ sceaþum scrafum 'ye have made it a den of thieves,' Blickl. Homl. 71, 20. wæs on mycelre frecednysse on wéstene betwux sceaþum, Homl. Th. i. 392, 7. Sum man becom on ða sceaþan ða hine bereáfodon homo quidam incidit in latrones qui etiam despoliauerunt, Lk. Skt. 10, 30. III. with a favourable meaning, a warrior:--Scaþan onetton, wron æþelingas eft leódum fúse farenne, Beo. Th. 3610; B. 1803. Scaþan scírhame scipe fóron, 3794; B. 1895. [O. Sax. skaðo a robber, evildoer.] v. átor-, dol-, fr-, feónd-, folc-, fyrn-, gilp-, gúþ-, hell-, helle-, hearm-, leód-, lyft-, mán-, mór-, níþ-, s-, syn-, þeód-, þeóf-, úht-, wam-, wícing-sceaþa, and next word.



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