smeagan

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • smēan

EtymologyEdit

Old English, from smēah (penetrating, acute, subtle, effective). Akin to Old English smūgan (to creep, progress gradually or deliberately), Old Norse smjúga (to creep) (>Danish smyge), Old English smygel (a burrow, place to creep into)

VerbEdit

smēagan

  1. consider, think about
  2. meditate
  3. examine, scrutinize

Derived termsEdit

  • smēalīc (searching, penetrating, meticulous, exhaustive)
  • smēalīcnes (subtlety)
  • smēagendlīc (meditative, accurate)
  • smēagung, smēaung (inquiry, search, investigation)
Last modified on 28 August 2013, at 15:25