panifest (s.xiii3/4)

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panifest (s.xiii3/4)

[ hap]

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  panifest; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
pamphet (l. paniphet) paniphet,  panwhet,  panrrhet  
Latin (?); Greek (?)

The precise identification of this plant, and its etymon, remain problematic. The English glosses suggest an identification as a type of hellebore.


1bot.hellebore? pilewort? regarded as a remedy for haemorrhoids
( MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Puis li (=sufferer from piles) seit a son oés tot prest Une herbe ke a non panifest  196.1508
( MS: s.xv )  Pur festre. Pernez la racyne de paniphet .i. wudeþonge blanche, e ben lavé e triblet ausy menu cum un coliz  137.E232
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