noun, f., , hapax legomenon

Type: plant-part

Last Update: 29.03.2011 10:23

Old-English: æpelscealum,

Latin (Machine generated): CITTIS,

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References Last Update: 04.12.2020 11:25

Meaning Last Update: 25.02.2009 08:21

  • A: plant-part
    -, sheath enclosing the apple pip, Haut, die den Apfelkern umschließt
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Comment Last Update: 29.03.2011 10:23

  • Comment on (A): -, sheath enclosing the apple pip, Haut, die den Apfelkern umschließt

    The DOE, s.v. defines the lemma as "membrane which surrounds the seeds of fruit, here specifically the pithy membrane of a pomegranate" and relates the occurrance to Aldhelm, De virginitate 9, 236.17: MALA PUNICA CITTIS GRANISQUE RUBENTIBUS REFERTA ET SIMPLO LIBRORUM TEGMINE CONTECTA. On L CITTIS cf. →filmen and L CICCUM ('core of the pomgranate').

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Occurrence Last Update: 21.04.2009 08:05

  • ClSt, C 369 CITTIS uilmenum æpelscealum ymb ða cyrnlu
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Research Literature

BW III: Bierbaumer, Peter. Der botanische Wortschatz des Altenglischen. Grazer Beiträge zur Englischen Philologie 3. Frankfurt am Main, Bern, Las Vegas: Lang, 1979.
ClSt: Stryker, William Garlington. The Latin-Old English Glossary in MS Cotton Cleopatra A III. Unpubl. diss. Stanford Univ.: 1952.
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.
WW, Prosp, Br: Wright, Thomas. Anglo-Saxon and Old English Vocabularies. 2nd ed. by Richard Paul Wülcker. Reprint of the 1884 ed. published by Trübner, London. Vol. 1: Vocabularies. Vol. 2: Indices. New York: Gordon, 1976.
Ehwald, R. (ed.). Aldhelmi Opera. Monumenta Germaniae historica. Auctorum antiquissimorum tomus 15 Berlin: 1919.
MS London, British Library, Cotton Cleopatra A.iii.
Rusche, Philip Guthrie. The Cleopatra Glossaries. Diss. Yale Univ. Yale University, 1996.
Voss, Manfred. "Strykers Edition des alphabetischen Cleopatraglossars: Corrigenda und Addenda." AAA 13:2 (1988): 123-138.