þistel-twige
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
þistel-twige
an; f. A goldfinch or some other bird that eats thistle-down. [In E. D. S. Pub. Bird Names, p. 58, thistle-finch is given as a name of the goldfinch; Halliwell quotes: 'Carduelis a linnet, a thistle-finch' (1581). Cf. O. H. Ger. distil-finco carduelis: Ger. distel-fink a linnet: O. H. Ger. distil-ziu carduelus] Þisteltuige, distiltige cardella, Txts. 47, 381. Þisteltwige, Wrt. Voc. i. 281, 19.
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