Bosworth Toller's

Anglo-Saxon

Dictionary online

CERFILLE

  • noun [ feminine ]
Dictionary links
Grammar
CERFILLE, cærfille, cyrfille, an; f. CHERVIL; cærefolium = χαιρέφυλλον , chærophyllum sylvestre, Lin
Show examples
  • Genim ðysse wyrte ðe man cerefolium, and óðrum naman ðam gelíce cerfille nemneþ þrý croppas take three heads of this herb, which is named cerefolium,

    and by the other like name chervil,

      Herb. 106; Lchdm. i. 220, 9: Lchdm. ii. 72, 6.
  • To monnes stemne nim cerfillan

    for a man's voice take chervil,

      1, 83; Lchdm. ii. 152, 15: 2, 52; Lchdm. ii. 272, 10.
Etymology
[Plat. karwel: Dut. kervel, f: Ger. kerbel, m: M. H. Ger. kërvele, f: O. H. Ger. kerfola. f: Dan. kiörvel, m. f: Swed, kyrfvel, m: Icel. kerfill, m. Rask Hald: Lat. cærefolium; from. Grk. χαιρέφυλλον .]
Derived forms
DER. wudu-cerfille.
Linked entries
v.  cærfille ceruille cyrfille.
Full form

Word-wheel

  • CERFILLE, n.