noun, f., n-decl., 7 occ.

Type: plant

Last Update: 19.07.2011 07:46

Old-English: malue, maluwe, mealewe, mealwe,

Latin (Machine generated): MALAXI, MALBA, MALUA,

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References Last Update: 16.06.2022 06:43

Meaning Last Update: 09.02.2010 11:39

  • A: plant: native
    Malva sylvestris L., common mallow, Wilde Malve
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Comment Last Update: 09.02.2010 12:27

  • Comment on (A): Malva sylvestris L., common mallow, Wilde Malve

    M. silvestris L. is "the Mallow par excellence." (Britten / Holland 1886,321); cultivated mallows generally are M. silvestris (cf. André 1985, s.v. MALUA).

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Occurrences Last Update: 04.03.2010 10:28

  • AntK, 111,16 MALUA maluwe[1] UEL geormenletic
  • Br,WW, 297,27 MALBA mealewe
  • Laud, 948 MALAXI[2] malue
  • LB, 58/17 asg mealwan
  • LB, 68/25 nsg mealwe
  • LB, 71/39 asg mealwan
  • LB, 9/1 asg mealwan
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Image Last Update: 19.07.2011 07:46

Malva sylvestris L., common mallow, Wilde Malve


Botanical-Information: stylised plate

Source: →reference-information

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

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Research Literature

AntK: Kindschi, Lowell. The Latin-Old English Glossaries in Planton-Moretus Manuscript 43 and British Museum Manuscript Additional 32,246. Unpubl. diss. Stanford University: 1955.
Br: Logeman, Henri. "Zu Wright-Wülker I, 204-303." Archiv 85 (1890): 316-318.
BW I: Bierbaumer, Peter. Der botanische Wortschatz des Altenglischen. Grazer Beiträge zur Englischen Philologie 1. Bern, Frankfurt am Main: Lang, 1975.
BW III: Bierbaumer, Peter. Der botanische Wortschatz des Altenglischen. Grazer Beiträge zur Englischen Philologie 3. Frankfurt am Main, Bern, Las Vegas: Lang, 1979.
LA, Lor: Grattan, John Henry Grafton, and Charles Singer. Anglo-Saxon Magic and Medicine. London: Oxford Univ. Press, 1952.
Laud: Stracke, J. Richard (ed.). The Laud Herbal Glossary. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1974.
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.
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.
Britten, James, and Robert Holland. A Dictionary of English Plant-Names. London: Trübner, 1886.
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.
MS Antwerp, Plantin-Moretus Museum, 47.
MS London, British Library, Add. 32246.
MS Brussels, Bibliotheque Royale, 1828-30.
MS Oxford, Bodleian, Laud Misc. 567.
Storms, Godfrid (ed.). Anglo-Saxon Magic. Reprint of the 1948 ed. published by M. Nijhoff, The Hague. Norwood, Pa: Norwood Editions, 1975.
Wright, Cyril E. (ed.). Bald's Leechbook. Early English manuscripts in facsimile. 5. Kopenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger, 1955.

N.: "J, malwe for maluwe."


= gr. μαλάχη "Malve".