Than sighed Sathan , and sayde to hem all
¶ Than siked sathan and saide to hem alle
¶ Þanne siȝedeR.18.267: Alpha's form (i.e., R's siȝede), though semantically identical to beta's syked, was
sufficiently unfamiliar to the F scribe to cause him to flounder, producing seyde. However, Cx's syhed is clearly
identical to alpha (phonologically) and distinct from beta. sathan and seide
to helle .