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sceotan

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Old English

Etymology

From Germanic *skeutanan, from Indo-European *(s)keud-. Cognate with Old Frisian skiata, Old Saxon skiotan (Dutch schieten), Old High German sciozzan (German schießen), Old Norse skjóta (Swedish skjuta). The PIE root is also the source of Old Church Slavonic искыдати (Russian кидать), Lithuanian skudrùs.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈʃeːotan/

Verb

scēotan (class II strong: 3 singular present scīett, 3 singular preterite scēat, preterite plural scuton, past participle scoten)

  1. (transitive) to shoot, throw a missile
  2. (transitive) to push, move quickly, pay (money)
  3. (intransitive) to move quickly, flow, rush, shoot (of pain)

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