sekeillun (c.1270)

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sekeillun (c.1270)


[ FEW: 11,587a siccus; Gdf: 7,345b sechellon; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  sec (sechelon); DMF:  séchelon; TLF: ; OED:  sickle a.; MED:  sikel a.; DMLBS: 3083c sikelio ]

The word is generally linked with a siccus (‘dry’) etymology, although the DMLBS, sub sikelio, suggests an alternative association with Middle English sikel (‘of plants: diseased’).


1 bot. dead or dry wood
( c.1270; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Kar le feu resemble par reisun Ke estuble art e sekeillun  1571
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