glaue (c.1250)

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glaue (c.1250)

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

The word is not found anywhere else and remains problematic. Fr Voc, which glosses the word as 'erwyngge', derives its information from the Bibbesworth text. However, the text, as it is presented in the Owen edition, has an ambiguity about its Middle English glosses, and it appears that glaue may also have been glossed as 'filth', while the gloss 'lytyl herewyg' may refer to enemi, later in the same line.


1insectszool.earwig (?)
( c.1250; MS: 1415-50 )  Ou loutre (M.E. fylth) ou glaue (M.E. filth / lytyl herewyg) i (=in the ear) soit entré Ou autrement seit surd d'enemi, Par quoi le oie luy soit tolu  552+ (B) (4)
( MS: s.xvm )  un glaue, erwyngge  93.271
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