rosegras (s.xv2)

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rosegras (s.xv2)


[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
ls(loanword: M.E. )

The same word is used as a Middle English gloss (‘anglice’) for the Latin plant name antifarmacum, i.e. ‘columbine’ (Plant Names 26-27). The term is presumably English, and the ‘gallice’ tag is used erroneously in the sole fifteenth-century manuscript. In spite of that, the term is absent from the OED and MED. The associations with ros1 (‘reed’) and rose1 (‘rose’) are provisional.


1bot.columbine, hawk’s-foot plant of the Aquilegia family (?)
( MS: s.xv2 )  Pes ancipitris: (C5) gallice rosegras  203
ros#1  rose#1 
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