ellen-crop

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

Type: plant-part

Last Update: 09.05.2011 09:34

References Last Update: 29.11.2019 11:25

Meaning Last Update: 09.05.2011 09:33

  • A: plant-part: native
    -, elder-berries, cluster of ~, Holunderbeeren, Traube von ~
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Comment Last Update: 10.08.2009 11:09

  • Comment on (A): -, elder-berries, cluster of ~, Holunderbeeren, Traube von ~

    Banham (1990,134) notes: "crop, in this instance at last, means 'buds'", referring to another passage in the LB: nim ellenes blostman 7 þone crop wyl on buteran (Cockayne 1961,II,103), arguing that flowers and fruit might not be available at the same time, even if they were (e.g. in dried form) we do not have enough evidence to prove it adequately. In this context crop could indicate the whole 'umbel of elder flowers', i.e. including the stalks, and not only the single flowers.

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Occurrence Last Update: 30.06.2009 16:12

  • LB, 14/1[1] asg ellencroppan
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Research Literature

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.
Banham, Debby. The Knowledge and Uses of Food Plants in Anglo-Saxon England. Diss. Cambridge University. Index to Theses. 40. Cambridge: 1990.
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.
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Not recorded in BT, BTS, BTC.