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ELLEN

  • noun [ neuter ]
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ELLEN, es; n.
Wright's OE grammar
§340;
The elder-tree ; sambūcus nigra, a small tree whose branches are filled with a light spongy pith. The fruit is a globular, purplish-black berry, of which wine is often made, called elder-berry wine. It is quite distinct from alor the alder-tree, q. v
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  • Ellenes blósman genim

    take blossoms of elder,

    • L. M. 2,
    • 59;
    • Lchdm. ii. 288,
    • 2.
  • Genim ðas wyrte, ðe man sambūcus = σαμβύκη [MS. samsuchon = σάμψυχον] and óðrum naman ellen, háteþ

    take this wort, which is named sambucus, and by another name elder,

    • Herb. 148,
    • 1;
    • Lchdm. i. 272,
    • 14.
  • Genim ellenes leaf

    take leaves of elder,

    • L. M. 1,
    • 27;
    • Lchdm. ii. 68, 23: 2,
    • 30;
    • Lchdm. ii. 228,
    • 4.
Etymology
[
Plat. elloorn, m:
Ger. M. H. Ger. holder, holunder, m:
O. H. Ger. holder, holuntar, m:
Dan. hyld, m. f; hylde-træ, n;
Swed. hyll
. f.]
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