hæferblǽte
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine, Feminine
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hæferblǽte
es; m. Substitute: hæfer-blǽte (-a), an; f. (m.) A snipe, or bittern (?) (the word translates bicoca and bugium) Hraebreblétae, hebreblétae, hæbrebléte bicoca, Txts. 44, 2. Hæferblǽte vel pur, Wrt. Voc. i. 21, 42: 280, 28 : ii. 11. 7. Hæferblǽta, 126, 9. Hæuerbléta, Ælfc. Gr. Z. 307, 24. Hæferblǽte bugium (cf. scorellus clodhamer and feldeware uel bugium, Wülck. Gl. 287, 18), Wrt. Voc. ii. 12, 63. Hæfenblǽte (hæfer-?) bugium, mǽw alcedo, i. 29, 23. [From hæfer goat, blǽte (-a) a bleater. The snipe is associated in other languages with the goat. Cf. Ger. himmel-ziege : Fr. chevre-volante. The second part of the compound is kepe in hammer-bleat, v. D. D. , heather-bleat, v. N. E. D. , both names for the snipe.]
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