opiate (s.xiii2/4)

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opiate (s.xiii2/4)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 7,374b opium; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,234b opiat; TL: ; DEAF:  opiate; DMF:  opiate; TLF:  opiat; OED:  opiate n. and a.; MED:  opiate n.; DMLBS: 2030b opiatus ]

In the case of A-N Med i 245, the edition suggests that the word is used as an adjective (‘medicated with opium’) and therefore adds an accent. As the trifera magna electuary is believed to have been an opiate in itself (not listed in the DMLBS sub trypheros 3517b), it is more plausible to read the word as a substantive, placed in apposition: ‘trifera magna, [the] opiate’.


1med.pharm.medicinal preparation containing opium
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Et le tiers jor aprés la seignee li dogne l'en triffe la grant (=trifera magna, a soothing medicinal preparation containing opium) opiate  (ed. opiaté) ovesques vin chaut  i 245
( c.1300; MS: s.xivin )  E sachét ke el comencement devét fere leger remedies sicum oximel e les opiates avantdites  ii 148
opie  opium 
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