orpin (s.xiiiex)

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orpin (s.xiiiex)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 25,1011a auripigmentum; Gdf: 5,644c orpin; GdfC: ; TL: 6,1300 orpin; DEAF:  orpin; DMF:  orpin; TLF:  orpin; OED:  orpine n.; MED:  orpin n.; DMLBS: 2059a orpina ]
horpyn;  orpine,  orpyn,  orpyne,  opie  91 opyn  260 (MS) ortyn  85.S47  

The suggested etymology of orpin is that it is a condensed form of orpiment (literally ‘gold pigment’). Whereas in Anglo-Norman the two words seem to have developed with their two possible senses entirely separate, the two can be found combined in the respective orpin entries of FEW, TLF, TL and OED.


1bot.orpine, stonecrop (sedum acre, a name applied to a wide variety of plants with bright yellow flowers)
( MS: s.xiiiex )  Pernez raiz e freidele e orpin e pestelez ensemble  31.33
( MS: c.1300 )  tansey, sperge .i. pé de colum, horshunde, solsekyl, horpyn, violet, columbyn, wildnetil, le tendrun de warence .i. madir  241
( s.xiv2; MS: s.xiv2 )  Ad goute dé denz: de ere terrestre e de orpyn ouelement pris e triblé, beve cel jus  ii 231.70
( MS: s.xv )  Pur fere la boivre de Antioche, que est bone a plaie, pernet [...] .iij. croppes de orpine  101.S124
or#1  orin 
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