sowthistel (s.xiv1)

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sowthistel (s.xiv1)


[FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  sow-thistle n.; MED:  soue-thistel n.; DMLBS: ]
sourethestil,  sowersthestil; 
pl. sowersthestilis  

In its unexpected spelling variants sourethestil and sowersthestil, the word’s first element seems to have undergone an unetymological association with either sour a. and n.1. or sower n..


1(M.E.)  bot.sow-thistle, plant of the Sonchus genus with sharply toothed leaves and yellow flowers similar to those of the dandelion
( MS: s.xiv1 ) Pernetz sowthistel e triblez e mettez desoutz les pés cum emplastre  28.226
( s.xiv2; MS: s.xiv2 ) preignez une herbe que est appellé sourethestil et watercresces par ou[e]les porc[i]ouns  ii 249
( s.xiv2; MS: s.xiv2 ) Item pur faire ewe pur fevres: preignez sauge e avences, violet, tormentule e sowersthestilis [...]  ii 249
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