scrifan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From West Proto-Germanic *skrībaną, a late borrowing from Latin scrībō (write). Cognate with Old Frisian skrīva (West Frisian skriuwe), Old Saxon scrīvan, skrīƀan (Low German schrieven), Dutch schrijven, Old High German scrīban (German schreiben).

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Verb[edit]

scrīfan

  1. to decree, appoint
  2. to pass judgement, ordain, prescribe
  3. of a priest, to prescribe penance or absolution

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