piretre (s.xiii2/4)

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piretre (s.xiii2/4)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 9,648b pyrethrum; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: 7,970 piretre; DEAF:  pelestre (piretre); DMF: ; TLF:  pyrèthre; OED:  pyrethrum n.; MED:  piretrum n.; DMLBS: 2592a pyrethrum ]
peretre,  peretro,  piretri,  piretro,  piretron,  piretrum  

According to the OED, Classical Latin pyrethrum (producing piretre, pelestre and petre1) and Medieval Latin parietaria (producing peritorie) became confused early, resulting in a semantic overlap between the two word-families.


1bot.pellitory, Spanish chamomile, Anacyclus pyretrum (the root of which was turned into a powder and used for medicinal purposes)
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  .ii. onces piper, piretrum, fiques secches  i 196
( MS: s.xiii3/4 )  receit gingembre, canel, galingal, peivre lonc et peivre neir, espic, ciperon, folion, piretron, esquinant, maimuine [...]  335.22
pelestre  petre#1 
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