stenche (s.xiii/xiv)

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stenche (s.xiii/xiv)


[FEW: 13/i,377b tinca; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  tanche (*); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2967b scincus]

Latin stincii is frequently glossed with tench as, for example, here in the C manuscript. The form stenche is probably best explained, not as tenche with a redundant s- initial, but as a vernacular reflex of Latin stincus, which the DMLBS includes as scincus. In that case, the term may refer to a kind of fish resembling the water lizard, with an etymology derived from Greek σκιγκος (‘lizard’). However, both interpretations are possible.


1ich.zool.kind of fish, possibly tench or a salamander-like fish
( MS: s.xiii/xiv ) stincii: (D) stenches (var. tench  (C) MS: s.xiiiex )  ii 141.72
tenche  stinc 
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