mageþe, reade

noun, f., n-decl., 2 occ.

Type: plant

Last Update: 18.07.2011 09:55

Reference Last Update: 04.12.2020 10:53

Meanings Last Update: 03.02.2010 08:09

  • A: plant: foreign
    ? Anthemis rosa L., -, -
  • B: plant: foreign "After 1500." (
    ??? Anthemis tinctoria L., dyer's chamomile, Färber-Hundskamille
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Comments Last Update: 03.02.2010 08:14

  • Comment on (A): ? Anthemis rosa L., -, -

    The red chamomile is native to Crete and described in Dioscorides III,154 (and in De herbis femininis XIX; Kästner 1896,602) and is one of three species of chamomile generally referred to in old herbals.

  • Comment on (B): ??? Anthemis tinctoria L., dyer's chamomile, Färber-Hundskamille

    This identification by Cockayne (1961,II,398) is wrong: the plant has yellow flowers and is used as yellow dye - there is no obvious connection to the color red.

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Occurrences Last Update: 04.03.2010 06:33

  • LB, 104/24 asg reade magþan
  • LB, 42/30 asg þa readan magoþan
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Image Last Update: 18.07.2011 09:55

??? Anthemis tinctoria L., dyer's chamomile, Färber-Hundskamille


Botanical-Information: stylised plate

Source: →reference-information

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

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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.
Dioscurides: Berendes, Julius, ed. Des Pedanios Dioskorides aus Anazarbos Arzneimittellehre in fünf Büchern. Übersetzt und mit Erklärungen versehen. Stuttgart: Enke, 1902.
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.
Kästner, H.F. (ed.). "Pseudo-Dioskoridis de herbis feminis.' [zitiert nach Kapitel und Zeile] Hermes 31. : , 1896. 578-636.
MS London, British Library, Royal 12 D.xvii.
Olds, Barbara M.. The Anglo-Saxon Leechbook III: A Critical Edition and Translation. Diss. Univ. of Denver. 1985.
Wright, Cyril E. (ed.). Bald's Leechbook. Early English manuscripts in facsimile. 5. Kopenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger, 1955.