adj., v. (pres. 3 sg.)
Pat ptcp. adj. daschande
'rushing'(Modern English dash)
An ON etymon is often postulated for this v. because it does not occur before the 13c. and similar sound sound-symbolic formations can be found in modern Scandinavian languages, e.g Sw daska 'slap'. As Dance (2003: 456) notes (and McGee also acknowledges, although he maintains a Scandinavian origin is most likely), however, spellings like this one in <sch> seem to stand for a palatalised consonant, and there are no unambiguous ME spellings of this verbal root indicating /sk/ (early ME forms in <sc> could be interpreted either way). The best explanation is, therefore, that this word represents a parallel native formation (cp. also Ger dial ta(t)schen 'clap').
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
Dan daske, Sw daska
Phonological and morphological markers
MED has widespread attestations (incl. spellings in <sc>) of this v. from c. 1300 onwards.
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus
Pat 312; WA 3882