wegbrāde, rūwe

noun, f., n-decl., 3 occ.

Type: plant

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Reference Last Update: 13.06.2022 16:12

Meaning Last Update: 06.12.2010 09:30

  • A: plant: native
    Plantago media L., hoary plantain, Mittlerer Wegerich
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Comment Last Update: 26.09.2011 10:28

  • Comment on (A): Plantago media L., hoary plantain, Mittlerer Wegerich

    Identification according to Cockayne (1961,II ,410); according to Hegi (1906,VI,182) this species is not always differentiated from P. major. Concerning rūwe (OE rūh 'raspy, hairy, rauh, haarig') cf. ModE hoary plantain.

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Occurrences Last Update: 10.03.2008 07:16

  • LB, 32/38 dsg of þæ re ruwan wegbrædan
  • LB, 88/26 asg þa ruwan wegbrædan
  • LB, 90/13 nsg ruwe wegbræde
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Image Last Update: 26.09.2011 10:30

Plantago media L., hoary plantain, Mittlerer Wegerich


Botanical-Information: stylised plate

Source: →reference-information

Fitch, Walter Hood. Illustrations of the British Flora: London: Reeve, 1924.

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Research Literature

BW I: Bierbaumer, Peter. Der botanische Wortschatz des Altenglischen. Grazer Beiträge zur Englischen Philologie 1. Bern, Frankfurt am Main: Lang, 1975.
LB: Cockayne, Oswald Thomas (ed.). "Leech Book." In: Leechdoms, Wortcunning and Starcraft of Early England. Being a Collection of Documents, for the Most Part never before Printed, Illustrating the History of Sience in this Country before the Norman Conquest. Vol. 2. Rev. Ed. by Charles Singer. London: Longman [et. al.], 1961. 1-360.
LB: Leonhardi, Günther. Kleinere angelsächsische Denkmäler I. Bibliothek der ags. Prosa VI. Hamburg: Grand, 1905.
Deegan, Marilyn. A Critical Edition of MS. B.L. Royal 12.D.XVII: Bald's 'Leechbook'. Diss. Univ. of Manchester. 1988.
Hankins, Freda Richards. Bald's 'Leechbook' Reconsidered. Diss. Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 1993.
MS London, British Library, Royal 12 D.xvii.
Wright, Cyril E. (ed.). Bald's Leechbook. Early English manuscripts in facsimile. 5. Kopenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger, 1955.