quinquefoille (s.xii2)

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quinquefoille (s.xii2)

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[ FEW: 2/ii,1481a quinquefolium; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  quintefueille (quinquefoille); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  quinquefoil n. and a.; MED: ; DMLBS: 2633c quinquefolium ]
quinkefoil,  quinkfoile,  quinquefoil  
Compound with Latin

Just like cincfoille and quintefoille the word derives from Latin quinquefolium (with quinquefoille and quintefoille preserving a Latinate form of the ordinal and cardinal numerals) and basically has the same meaning. FEW, OED and DMLBS treat these as the same word (with the FEW merely acknowledging a ‘von quintus beeinflussten form’), but the forms are sufficiently different to warrant separate articles in the AND).


1bot.cinquefoil, Potentilla reptans, plant with compound leaves consisting of five leaflets
( MS: s.xii2 )  la racine de ruge parele, peletre, quinquefoille, crespe mave  65
( s.xiv2; MS: s.xiv2 )  ad mal de flanc: beivez quinquefoil quit en cervisie  ii 271
cincfoille  fuille#1  quinque  quintefoille 
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