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wegbræde, smēþe

noun, f., n-decl., hapax legomenon

Type: plant

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Reference Last Update: 26.09.2020 03:50

Meaning Last Update: 06.12.2010 09:43

  • A: plant: native
    Plantago major L., greater plantain, Breit-Wegerich
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Comment Last Update: 26.09.2011 10:36

  • Comment on (A): Plantago major L., greater plantain, Breit-Wegerich

    OE. smēþe means 'smooth, soft, glatt, weich' and probably is used to distinguish the plant from P. media, cf. →wegbrāde, rūwe.

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Occurrence Last Update: 10.03.2008 07:14

  • LB, 107/5 asg þa smeþan wegbræ dan
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Image Last Update: 26.09.2011 10:37

Plantago major L., greater plantain, Breit-Wegerich

Plantago_major_bd4_tafel_072

Botanical-Information: stylised plate

Source: →reference-information

Thomé, Otto Wilhelm. Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. In 4 Mappen ; 531 Tafeln in naturgetreuen Farben mit 668 Pflanzenarten. Leipzip: Teubner, 1938.

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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.
MS London, British Library, Royal 12 D.xvii.
Olds, Barbara M.. The Anglo-Saxon Leechbook III: A Critical Edition and Translation. Diss. Univ. of Denver. 1985.
Wright, Cyril E. (ed.). Bald's Leechbook. Early English manuscripts in facsimile. 5. Kopenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger, 1955.