pucinant (s.xiii1)

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pucinant (s.xiii1)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 9,528a pullicenus; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  poucin (poucinance); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

pl. pucinanz  

AND1’s interpretation of the word as a noun, pucinance (‘giving birth to young’, 564b), does not make sense in this Latin context, and derives from an incorrect interpretation of the -anz ending. The word is glossing a plural adjective, and, as it seems to be a hapax, may be mirrored after the more common Latin verb pullificare (DMLBS 2568c).


1orn.zool.(of egg) impregnated, producing a chick
( MS: s.xiii1 )  Assit etiam androgia (=dairy-maid), que gallinis ova supponat pullificansia (gloss: pucinanz) [...] que agnellos morbidos [...] lacte foveat alieno [...]  i 183.66 and ii 99.66
pucin  pucinet 
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