Cl pp. schunt
‘swerved; flinched’ (Modern English shunt)
(1) *skunð-; (2)?*skunōjan-
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
(1) skunda ‘to speed, hasten’
(ONP (1) skunda (vb.))
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
(1) Far skunda, Icel skunda, Norw skunda, Dan skynde, OSw skunda
(2) scunian ‘to shun, avoid; be afraid, abhor'
Phonological and morphological markers
Esp. frequent in (N) alliterative verse, though also attested further afield, inc. AW.T (its first recorded occurrence), and S and W texts inc. c1380 Firumb.(1) (Ashm 33) and the Winchester Malory.
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus
Gaw 1902, 2280; Cl 605