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hæferblǽte

  • noun [ masculinefeminine ]
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Grammar
hæferblǽte, es; m.
Substitute: hæfer-blǽte (-a), an; f. (m.) A snipe, or bittern (?) (the word translates bicoca and bugium)
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  • Hraebreblétae, hebreblétae, hæbrebléte

    bicoca,

      Txts. 44, 2.
  • Hæferblǽte

    vel

    pur,
      Wrt. Voc. i. 21, 42: 280, 28 : ii. 11. 7.
  • Hæferblǽta,

      126, 9.
  • Hæuerbléta,

      Ælfc. Gr. Z. 307, 24.
  • Hæferblǽte bugium (cf. scorellus clodhamer and feldeware

    uel bugium,

      Wülck. Gl. 287, 18), Wrt. Voc. ii. 12, 63.
  • Hæfenblǽte (hæfer-?) bugium, mǽw

    alcedo,

    i.
      29, 23.
Etymology
[From hæfer goat, blǽte (-a) a bleater. The snipe is associated in other languages with the goat. Cf. Ger. himmel-ziege : Fr. chevre-volante. The second part of the compound is kepe in hammer-bleat, v. D. D. , heather-bleat, v. N. E. D. , both names for the snipe.]
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