Ruscus_hypoglossum

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noun, , , hapax legomenon

Type: plant

Last Update: 11.10.2011 08:50

Reference Last Update: 19.05.2020 14:47

Meaning Last Update: 08.11.2010 14:00

  • A: plant: foreign
    Ruscus hypoglossum L., spineless butcher's broom, Hadern-Blatt
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Comment Last Update: 31.08.2011 07:55

  • Comment on (A): Ruscus hypoglossum L., spineless butcher's broom, Hadern-Blatt

    BTC s.v.: "an unknown plant". The name 'two-leaf, Zweiblatt' does not suit Vinca minor L. well (cf. →perwince) but it goes perfectly with R. hypoglossum (which is also denoted by UICA PERUICA). Cf. L HA 58 (= VICTORIOLA, R. hypogl.), where the L names UICA PERUICA and DIGLOSSON ('double-tongue, Doppelzunge') are synonymous (as reference to the tongue shaped hyposophyll; cf. Marzell 2000,3,1545). The illustration of HA 58, which shows paired leaves, supports our identification.

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Occurrence Last Update: 03.03.2008 15:48

  • Dur, 338 VICA PERUICA tvileafa
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Image Last Update: 11.10.2011 08:50

Ruscus hypoglossum L., spineless butcher's broom, Hadern-Blatt

Ruscus_hypoglossum

Botanical-Information: stylised plate

Source: →reference-information

Krauss, Johann Carl. Afbeeldingen der artseny-gewassen met dervelver Nederduitsche en Latynsche beschryvingen. 3. deel. Amsterdam: J. C. Sepp en Zoon, 1796.

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Research Literature

BW III: Bierbaumer, Peter. Der botanische Wortschatz des Altenglischen. Grazer Beiträge zur Englischen Philologie 3. Frankfurt am Main, Bern, Las Vegas: Lang, 1979.
Dur: Lindheim, B. von. Das Durhamer Pflanzenglossar. Beiträge zur englischen Philologie. 35. Bochum-Langendreer: Pöppinghaus, 1941.
Marzell, Heinrich. Wörterbuch der deutschen Pflanzennamen. Mit Unterstützung der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Bearb. von Heinrich Marzell. Unter Mitw. von Wilhelm Wissmann. Köln: Parkland, 2000.
MS Durham, Cathedral, Hunter 100.
Sauer, Hans. Patterns of loan-influence on the Medieval English plant names, with special reference to the influence of Greek. In: Foreign Influences on Medieval English, Eds. Jacek Fisiak, and Magdalana Bator. Studies in English medieval language and literature. 28. Frankfurt/Main: Lang, 2011. 55-76.