rubee (s.xiii2/4)

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rubee (s.xiii2/4)


[ FEW: *10,532a rubeus; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  rubea; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  rubee n.; MED: ; DMLBS: 2861b rubeus (rubea) ]

Latin rubea; 
Latin acc. robeam,  rubeam  
Latin (?)

As the OED etymology of the English word points out (Third Edition, 2011), the entry may be considered Latin rather than Anglo-Norman: not only are there the transparently Latinate forms (nominative singular in rubea and accusative singular in robeam and rubeam), but also the more Anglo-Norman looking form rubee may well be a genitive singular form of Latin rubea. However, the Anglo-Norman context suggests a certain level of vernacularisation.


1madder, Rubia tinctorum
( a.1325 )  Rubee, i. madder  rubee n. (etymology)
2pharm.a type of opiate preparation
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Et face l'en rubeam ovec vin chaut  i 175
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Rubea avec ewe rosat dogne [l'en] au soir  i 187
rubee la menure
1bot.goosegrass, cleavers, Rubea minor
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Ou l'en li boute enz desouz la racine rubee la menor, si overa mervelleusement  i 242
rubea trociscata
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