noun, , , hapax legomenon

Type: plant-product

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Meaning Last Update: 22.04.2011 07:24

  • A: plant-product
    -, purgative, Purgiermittel
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Comment Last Update: 30.03.2012 11:12

  • Comment on (A): -, purgative, Purgiermittel

    Not a plant name; Cockayne (1962,III,97) erroneously translates "satureia, savory"; the lemma is probably not OE (not recorded in any dictionary) but a form of L CATHARTICUM 'purgative, Purgiermittel' (cf. Georges, 2007, s.v).

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Occurrence Last Update: 19.10.2010 06:18

  • PD, 13/26[1] asg catarcum
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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.
PD: Löweneck, Max (ed.). Peri Didaxeon. Erlanger Beiträge zur Englischen Philologie 12. Erlangen: Junge, 1896.
Cockayne, Oswald Thomas (ed.). "Peri Didaxeon." 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. 82-143.
Sanborn, Linda (ed.). An Edition of British Library MS. Harley 6258B: Peri Didaxeon. Diss. Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 1983.

Cont.: gyf hy ablindiaþ butan ælcon sare, sylle hym drincan catarcum, and he byþ gehæled; L text (Löweneck 1896,12/18): SI SINE TUMORE EST DOLOR, CATARTICO DATO CURABIS.