raine1 (s.xii1)

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raine1 (s.xii1)


[ FEW: 10,51b rana; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,475c raine; TL: 8,202 raine; DEAF:  raine; DMF:  raine; TLF:  raine; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2652c rana 1 ]
rane,  rayne;  reene,  reigne,  reine,  reinne,  rene,  reyne;  roine,  royne,  raina  48.134  

The sense ‘toad’ is most likely produced by the erroneous use of the word in English with the sense ‘frog’, cf. OED toad n. sense 2.


1zool.amph.frog, Rana temporaria
( s.xii1; MS: c.1145 )  Forsmist la terre d'els raines es cambres des reis meesmes  106.CIV.28
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Les crepaus e les raines e ly limaçon  5970
( c.1200; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Reinnes, culovres out assemblez  2056
( MS: c.1250 )  De animalibus silvestribus: [...] Hec rana: reine; Hec lacerta: lesarde [...]  i 419
( c.1270; MS: s.xivin )  Trois orz espiriz que isserent, Lesqueus a roines (var. (P: 1315-25) reins) resemblerent  997
( s.xivin; MS: 1382 )  Et en ray est pris la rayne (M.E. In the nette [is] takun a froske)  333
zool.amph.(also glossed, probably erroneously as) toad, Bufo vulgaris
( s.xvin; MS: s.xv1 )  roigne (M.E. a quene) sed royne (M.E. a tadde)  115.13
rainile  ranoile  ranoiler 
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