pulte (c.1250)

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pulte (c.1250)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: *9,549b puls; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  pous 1 (*); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  poultice n.; MED:  pultes n.pl.; DMLBS: 2570c puls 1 ]

The word is derived from Latin pultes, the plural form of puls (see poulz). The citation in A-N Med re-creates a new (and rare) singular form. In English, the plural form becomes re-interpreted as a singular noun, as the spelling poultice reflects.


1culin.porridge, gruel
( MS: c.1250 )  Hec polenta: kares vel pultes  i 415
2pathol.med.liquid mixture used as or in preparation of a poultice
( s.xiv2; MS: s.xiv2 )  triblez les mouelles de oefs quiz durs en eisel o vinegre. Plus vaut od oile de lorer. Pus moilez un clut en cel pulte et fetes li malad ser sur tant que il seit sein  ii 246.100
poulz  putrie#1  puture#1 
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