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

Type: plant-part

Last Update: 22.04.2011 07:22

Reference Last Update: 18.05.2020 03:42

Meanings Last Update: 22.04.2011 07:20

  • A: plant-part
    -, grass, blade of ~, Grashalm
  • B: plant-part
    -, sedge, blade of ~, Schilfhalm
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Comment Last Update: 30.03.2012 11:10

  • Comment on (A): -, grass, blade of ~, Grashalm

    Reed species were never differentiated properly (cf. →cassuc), so a indistinct translation with 'reed, Schilfgras' is most suitable. Different species were suggested as possible identifications: Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv., tufted hairgrass, Rasen-Schmiele (Cockayne 1962,II,375; Pettit 2001,I, glossary); or Carex L., sedge, a species of ~, Segge, eine Art ~ (cf. →cassuc; Pettit 2001,I,glossary).

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Occurrence Last Update: 19.10.2010 06:17

  • LA, 166/20 apl cassucleaf
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Research Literature

BW II: Bierbaumer, Peter. Der botanische Wortschatz des Altenglischen. Grazer Beiträge zur Englischen Philologie 2. Bern, Frankfurt am Main, München: Lang, 1976.
LA, Lor: Grattan, John Henry Grafton, and Charles Singer. Anglo-Saxon Magic and Medicine. London: Oxford Univ. Press, 1952.
LA: Cockayne, Oswald Thomas (ed.). "[Lacnunga] Recipies." 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. 3. Rev. Ed. by Charles Singer. London: Holland Press, 1961. 2-81.
LB: Leonhardi, Günther. Kleinere angelsächsische Denkmäler I. Bibliothek der ags. Prosa VI. Hamburg: Grand, 1905.
Grein, Christian-Wilhelm-Michael (ed.). Bibliothek der angelsächsischen Poesie. Göttingen: Wigand, 1864.
MS London, British Library, Harley 585.
Pettit, Edward, (ed. and trans.). Anglo-Saxon Remedies, Charms and Prayers from British Library MS Harley 585: the 'Lacnunga'. Vol. I: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Appendices. Vol. II: Commentary and Bibliography. Mellen Critical Editions and Translations. 6A and 6B. Lewiston, Queenston and Lampeter: Mellen, 2001.