noun, m., , 2 occ.

Type: plant-related

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Reference Last Update: 26.06.2020 23:19

Meaning Last Update: 23.12.2009 13:30

  • A: plant-related
    -, caterpillar, Raupe
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Comment Last Update: 23.12.2009 13:33

  • Comment on (A): -, caterpillar, Raupe

    Cf. Meritt (1954,34): "The glosses confuse ÆRUGO, 'rust' with ERUCA 'worm', especially a worm that eats leaves". This confusion is not unique to the OE psalter glosses: cf. Dief. s.v.: "ERUGO [...] krautwurm [...] rupe ł meletauwe".

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Occurrences Last Update: 01.09.2009 15:54

  • Ps(F), 77,46[1] ERUGINI leafwyrme
  • Ps(J), 77,46 ERUGINI leafwirmum
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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.
Ps (F): Kimmens, Andrew. An Edition of British Museum MS Stow 2: The Stowe Psalter. Diss Princeton U. 1969.
Ps (H): Campbell, A. P. (ed.). The Tiberius Psalter. Ottawa Medieval Texts and Studies. 2. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1974.
PS (J): MS London, British Library, Arundel 60.
Diefenbach, Lorenz. Glossarium Latino-Germanicum Mediae et Infimae Aetatis. Frankfurt am Main: Bär, 1857.
Meritt, Herbert Dean. Fact and Lore about Old English words. Stanford studies in language and literature. 13. New York: AMS P., 1954.
MS London, British Library, Stowe 2.

In the other psalter the gloss reads: A,B: treowwyrme; C: treowyrme ł emele; G: treoworme; D: ome; E: emele; I: yfelum yste ł omum; K: ymelan.