noun, f., n-decl., 4 occ.

Type: plant

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Reference Last Update: 18.05.2020 02:15

Meaning Last Update: 09.08.2010 11:12

  • A: plant: native
    Potentilla erecta (L.) Raeusch., tormentil, Aufrechtes Fingerkraut
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Comment Last Update: 22.08.2011 08:28

  • Comment on (A): Potentilla erecta (L.) Raeusch., tormentil, Aufrechtes Fingerkraut

    Cf. Hunger (1935,168) ch. CXVIII: Leptafillon = Potentilla tormentilla; also see Laud 548 and the respective note. D'Aronco (1998,56) suggests Potentilla heptaphylla L., Rötliches Fingerkraut (not native to the British Isles) or Potentilla recta L.; sulfur cinquefoil; Hohes Fingerkraut (not native to the British Isles).

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Occurrences Last Update: 18.10.2010 06:12

  • HA, CXVIII, 232/1 nsg Seofen[1] leafe
  • HA, CXVIII, 232/2 asg þe man EPTAFILON 7 oþrum naman septifolium nemneþ 7 eac sume men seofen[2] leafe hataþ
  • HA, CXVIII, 46/13 nsg EPTAFILON ƀ is seofon leafe[3]
  • Laud, 548 EPTAFILON seouanlef
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Etymology Last Update: 22.08.2011 08:34

  • Etymology: OE loan-translation Etymology-Comment:

    OE (or WGmc) loan translation of L SEPTIFOLIUM, in its turn a loan translation from Gk heptaphyllon; morphosemantic pattern due to loan influence (based on Latin, ultimately on Greek); cf. OHG sibun-blat 'heptaphyllon'.

  • Word-Formation: num/noun
  • Word-Formation-Comment: bahuvrihi compound (see below)
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External Reference Last Update: 27.05.2007 13:06

Image Last Update: 22.08.2011 08:34

Potentilla erecta (L.) Raeusch., tormentil, Aufrechtes Fingerkraut


Botanical-Information: stylised plate

Source: →reference-information

Thomé, Otto Wilhelm. Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. In 4 Mappen ; 531 Tafeln in naturgetreuen Farben mit 668 Pflanzenarten. Leipzip: Teubner, 1938.

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Research Literature

BW II: Bierbaumer, Peter. Der botanische Wortschatz des Altenglischen. Grazer Beiträge zur Englischen Philologie 2. Bern, Frankfurt am Main, München: Lang, 1976.
BW III: Bierbaumer, Peter. Der botanische Wortschatz des Altenglischen. Grazer Beiträge zur Englischen Philologie 3. Frankfurt am Main, Bern, Las Vegas: Lang, 1979.
HA: Cockayne, Oswald Thomas (ed.). "Herbarium Apuleii Platonici." 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. 1. Rev. Ed. by Charles Singer. London: Holland Press, 1961. 1-325.
Laud: Stracke, J. Richard (ed.). The Laud Herbal Glossary. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1974.
Berberich, Hugo, ed. Das Herbarium Apuleii nach einer früh-mittelenglischen Fassung. Anglistische Forschungen 5. Nachdruck Amsterdam, 1966. Heidelberg: Winter, 1902.
D'Aronco, Maria Amalia and M. L. Cameron, eds.. The Old English Illustrated Pharmacopoeia: British Library Cotton Vitellius C.III. Early English Manuscripts in Faksimile 27. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger, 1998.
DeVriend, Hubert Jan (ed.). The 'Old English Herbarium' and 'Medicina de Quadrupedibus'. Early English Text Society. Original series 286. London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1984.
Hilbelink, A.J.G. (ed.). Cotton MS Vitellius C III of the Herbarium Apuleii. Diss. Amsterdam: 1930.
Howald, Ernestus und Henricus Sigerist (eds.). Corpus Medicorum Latinorum. Bd.4. Antonii Musae de Herba Vettonica Liber. Pseudoapulei Herbarius. Anonymi de Taxone Liber. Sexti Placiti Liber Medicinae ex Animalibus etc. Leipzig: Teubner, 1927.
Hunger, Friedrich Wilhelm Tobias (ed.). The Herbal of Pseudo-Apuleius. From the ninth-century manuscript in the abbey of Monte Cassino [Codex Casinen-sis 97] together with the first printed edition of Jon. Phil. de Lignamine [Editio princeps Romae 1481] both in facsimile, described and annotated by F.W.T. Hunger. Leyden: Brill, 1935.
MS London, British Library, Harley 585.
MS London, British Library, Cotton Vitellius C iii.
MS London, British Library, Harley 6258b.
MS Oxford, Bodleian, Laud Misc. 567.
Sauer, Hans, and Ulrike Krischke. "The Dictionary of Old English Plant Names (DOEPN), or: The Graz Munich Dictionary Project." In: Old Names – New Growth: Proceedings of the 2nd ASPNS Conference, University of Graz, Austria, 6-10 June 2007, and Related Essays. Eds. Peter Bierbaumer and Helmut W. Klug. Drankfurt/Main: Lang, 2009. 146-180.
Sauer, Hans. "The Morphology of Old English Plant-Names." In: _From Earth to Art. The Many Aspects of the Plant-World in Anglo-Saxon England._ Proceedings of the First ASPNS Symposium, University of Glasgow, 5-7 April 2000. ed. by Carole Biggam. Amsterdam - New York: Rodopi, 2003. 161-179.
Sauer, Hans. Patterns of loan-influence on the Medieval English plant names, with special reference to the influence of Greek. In: Foreign Influences on Medieval English, Eds. Jacek Fisiak, and Magdalana Bator. Studies in English medieval language and literature. 28. Frankfurt/Main: Lang, 2011. 55-76.
Van Arsdall, Anne. Medieval Herbal Remedies. Illustrations by Robby Poore. New York and London: Routledge, 2002.

MS H: seofon.


MSS BH: seofon.


MS B: seofanleafe.