ELLEN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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ELLEN
es; n. The elder-tree; sambūcus nigra, a small tree whose branches are filled with a light spongy pith. The fruit is a globular, purplish-black berry, of which wine is often made, called elder-berry wine. It is quite distinct from alor the alder-tree, q. v Ellenes blósman genim take blossoms of elder, L. M. 2, 59; Lchdm. ii. 288, 2. Genim ðas wyrte, ðe man sambūcus = σαμβύκη [MS. samsuchon = σάμψυχον] and óðrum naman ellen, háteþ take this wort, which is named sambucus, and by another name elder, Herb. 148, 1; Lchdm. i. 272, 14. Genim ellenes leaf take leaves of elder, L. M. 1, 27; Lchdm. ii. 68, 23: 2, 30; Lchdm. ii. 228, 4. [Plat. elloorn, m: Ger. M. H. Ger. holder, holunder, m: O. H. Ger. holder, holuntar, m: Dan. hyld, m. f; hylde-træ, n; Swed. hyll. f.]
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