urtice (1280-1307)

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urtice (1280-1307)


[ FEW: 14,69a urtica; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  ortie (*); DMF:  urtique; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 3566 urtica ]
ortice,  urtise,  urtiz  

Although the word urtice is rare, especially compared to its synonym urtie, (to the extent that its reading has been rejected in some editions, e.g. Plant Names), it is presumably simply a more Latinate form of the latter.

The variant spelling urtiz may also be interpreted as a plural form of urtie.


1bot.nettle, herbaceous plant with jagged leaves that (usually) sting (Urtica)
( 1280-1307; MS: s.xiv1 )  Orgoylle en pays est urtiz en herber Qe surcrest la rose et la boute arer  368.1090
( 1396; MS: s.xv1 )  Et plus unquore je l'ay esraché et essarté toutz lez ortices  (ed. ortites) putes et les mavaisses [sic] herbes, et tresbien semé de beaucope des bons semailles ou grains  17.15
( MS: s.xv2 )  orminum: gallice urtice  (ed. urti(c)e), anglice netell, .iij. maner de urtise  (C16) 192
ruge urtice
1bot.red dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum)
( MS: s.xv2 )  Urtica Greca: gallice rouge urtice  (ed. urti(c)e), anglice red netil et blyndnetyll  (C16) 257
urtie  urtiere 
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