sceaft

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skaftaz. Cognate with Old Frisian sceft, Old Saxon scaft, Old Dutch skaft (Dutch schacht), Old High German scaft (German Schaft), Old Norse skaft (Swedish skaft). Extra Germanic cognates include Albanian shkop (stick).

Noun[edit]

sċeaft m (nominative plural sċeaftas)

  1. shaft (of an arrow or spear), pole

Etymology 2[edit]

From sċieppan.

Noun[edit]

sċeaft f (nominative plural sċeaftu)

  1. creation, origin
  2. a creation, creature, something created

References[edit]

  • sceaft in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary
  • sceaft in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary