popel1 (s.xiii)

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popel1 (s.xiii)

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[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  popel; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  popeler n. / poppel n.; MED:  popler(e n.; DMLBS: 2348c populus 3 ]
popler,  popul; 
pl. popillis,  poplris  

The Latin word in Alexander Neckam’s De Nominibus Utensilium remains a mystery; cf. DMLBS sub alunbes (72c) ‘kind of bird’ (cf. palumbes?). In addition, it is unclear whether the vernacular glosses are Anglo-Norman or Middle English. The word re-appears in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century English, mainly as popeler(e, with the sense ‘spoonbill’, and the current definition is based upon this.


1orn.zool.spoon-bill, Platalea leucorodia
( MS: s.xiii )  alambes: poplris, bleries  ii 113.72
( MS: s.xiii )  alumbes: popillis  ii 93.725
( MS: s.xiii )  alimbis: popler  ii 119.72
( MS: s.xiii2 )  alunbes: popel(var. popul (L)MS: xiii/xiv)  ii 72.72
( MS: s.xiii1 )  alunbis: popler  ii 101.72
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