foxes glófa
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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foxes glófa
an; m. [foxes clófa MS. B.] Foxglove; digĭtālis purpŭrea, Lin Wið óman genim ðysse wyrte leáf ðe man στρύχνος μανικός, and oðrum naman foxes glófa [MS. foxes clófa] nemneþ for inflammatory sores, take leaves of this wort, which is named sōlānum insānum or Sodŏmeum, and by another name foxglove, Herb. 144; Lchdm. i. 266, 18. Mr. Cockayne says, in note b on this passage,—'Strychnos manikos is Sōlānum insānum or Sodŏmeum fairly drawn, MS. V. fol. 60 a, not an English plant, and certainly not foxglove. The leechdoms here recorded seem derived from what Dioskorides says of the στρύχνος κηπαῖος: namely, τὰ φύλλα καταπλασσόμενα ἁρμόζει πρὸς ἐρυσιπέλατα καὶ ἕρπητας; and so on of κεφαλαλγία and στόμαχος καυσούμενος and ὠταλγία. [iv. 71].' v. clifwyrt foxglove.
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