Trifolium_arvense_1924

clǣfre-wyrt

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

Type: plant

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References Last Update: 04.12.2020 12:25

Meaning Last Update: 22.04.2011 15:47

  • A: plant: native Several native species.
    Trifolium L., clover, a species of ~, Klee, eine Art von ~
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Comment Last Update: 05.05.2012 20:43

  • Comment on (A): Trifolium L., clover, a species of ~, Klee, eine Art von ~

    Cockayne (1962,III,318) specifies Trifolium arvense, hare's foot clover, Hasen-Klee; BT, s.v. clæferwyrt Trifolium dubium Sibth., lesser trefoil, Kleiner Klee, both native to Anglo-Saxon England. The latter identification seems more plausible because of the considerable difference in height compared to other Trefoil species.

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Occurrence Last Update: 20.05.2009 10:47

  • LB, 32/6 asg þa smalan clæferwyrt
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Images Last Update: 22.04.2011 15:48

Trifolium L., clover, a species of ~, Klee, eine Art von ~

Trifolium_dubium_1924
Fitch, Walter Hood. Illustrations of the British Flora: London: Reeve, 1924.

Trifolium L., clover, a species of ~, Klee, eine Art von ~

Trifolium_arvense_1924
Fitch, Walter Hood. Illustrations of the British Flora: London: Reeve, 1924.

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Research Literature

BT: Bosworth, Joseph. An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary. Ed. by Thomas Northcote Toller. Reprint 1973. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1882.
BW I: Bierbaumer, Peter. Der botanische Wortschatz des Altenglischen. Grazer Beiträge zur Englischen Philologie 1. Bern, Frankfurt am Main: Lang, 1975.
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.
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.
Cockayne, Oswald Thomas (ed.). Leechdoms, Wortcunning and Starcraft of Early England. 3 vols. with a New Introduction by Charles Singer. Rev. Ed. London: Holland Press, 1961.
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.