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læfer

  • noun [ feminine ]
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læfer, e; f.
a rush
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  • Læfer pirus [l. papyrus], gladiolus, Ælfc. Gl. 47; Som. 65, 15; Wrt. Voc. 33, 15: scirpio, Wrt. Voc. 69, 9:

    scirpia,

      289, 44.
  • Lebr

    scirpea,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 119, 81.
  • Eórisc, leber

    scirpea,

      120, 17.
  • Genim læfre neoðowearde

    take the lower part of a bulrush,

      Lchdm. i. 382, 21.
a thin plate of metal
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  • Gylden læfr

    bractea,

      Ælfc. Gl. 58; Som. 67, 111; Wrt. Voc. 38, 34.
  • Xerxes beworhte ða bígelsas mid gyldenum læfrum

    Xerxes wrought over the arches of the roof with golden plates,

      Homl. Th. ii. 498, 3.
  • Mid læfrum

    liscis,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 51, 9.
Etymology
[See E. D. S. Plant Names s. v. levers: Grff ii. 80 leber scirpus, herba rotunda.]
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v.  leber.
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