eorþ-nafela, micel

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

Last Update: 10.05.2011 10:33

Reference Last Update: 13.06.2022 16:06

Meaning Last Update: 11.09.2009 12:09

  • A:
    -, unsolved, ungelöst
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Comment Last Update: 10.05.2011 10:39

  • Comment on (A): -, unsolved, ungelöst

    The literal meaning is 'great earth-navel, Großer Erdnabel', the plant name probably denotes one of the plants listed s.v. →eorþ-nafela; because of its hight Asparagus officinalis L., asparagus, Gemüse-Spargel would probably be the most fitting.

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Occurrence Last Update: 28.10.2010 07:01

  • LA, 116/1 asg miclan eorþnafolan
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Research Literature

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DOE: Cameron, Angus, Ashley Crandell Amos, Antonette di Paolo Healey, et al. (eds.). Dictionary of Old English (A to G). CD-Rom. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies for the Dictionary of Old English Project, 2008.
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.