sparge (s.xii2)

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sparge (s.xii2)


[FEW: 25,463a asparagus; Gdf: 7,571c sperage; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  esparge; DMF:  sperage; TLF: ; OED:  sparage n. / sperage n.; MED:  sparage n.; DMLBS: 137b asparagus (speragus)]
sparage;  sperage,  sperge,  spararge  328.15
Lat.acc. speragum, 
Lat.gen. sparagi,  speragi, 
Lat.abl. sperago  

This term was used for a variety of plants (including a possible confusion with spurge; cf. DMLBS), which are not always distinguishable in the attested contexts.


( MS: s.xii2 ) sparge: waluuwawurt  48.138
( MS: s.xiiex ) Herba munda: gall. sparge  292.41
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 ) Des herbes mangucent bourinches, spinaces, peresin, fenoil, speragum  i 177
( s.xiii1; MS: c.1365 ) faites une decoctiun de les racines de fenoil et de ache et de persiel et de sparge et de brusk  7.29
( c.1240; MS: s.xiii3/4 ) Pernez les racines del rosel [...] e les racines brusci e sparagi  i 66
( MS: s.xiii3/4 ) racine de fenoil, de peresil, de ache, de nifle et de bru et de sparage, de chescone racine quatre onces  333.7
( MS: s.xv ) [...] cerfoyl, sparge, crespe  (ms. erespe) mauve [...]  143.E286
2bot.dove's foot, cranesbill, Geranium molle
( MS: c.1300 ) dittoundir, tansey, sperge .i. pé de colum, horshunde  241.52
( MS: s.xv ) Sparagus: (C18) gallice sperage, anglice colverfot  242
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