adjective, , , hapax legomenon

Type: plant-related

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Reference Last Update: 04.12.2020 11:49

  • cneo;
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Meaning Last Update: 24.04.2011 10:53

  • A: plant-related
    -, knotty, knotig
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Comment Last Update: 24.04.2011 10:55

  • Comment on (A): -, knotty, knotig

    BT, s.v. suggest 'knotty' and L 'GENICULATUS'; the DOE 'having knots or joints'. Cnēowiht is used to differentiate sīo clufiht wenwyrt (cf. →clufiht, →wen-wyrt).

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Occurrence Last Update: 25.05.2009 06:40

  • LB, 42/33[1] nsg sio cneoehte, wenwyrt
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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.
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.

The context reads: Drenc [...] cropleac, armelu sio cneoehte, wenwyrt, do an haligwaeter. The occurrences recorded for clufeht show that the comma after cneoehte should be erased and inserted after armelu.