Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

¶Of Tignis. cap. 167.

ROofe of trées is called Tigna, & are trees areared and stretched from the walls vp to the top of the house, & beare vp the couering thereof, and stand wide beneath, and come togethers vpwards, & so they nigh néerer and néerer, and are ioyned either to other in the top of the house, & haue that name Tigna of Te∣gendo, healing, or of Tegula, slate, or shingle,* or laths, for it holdeth vp heling slate, shingles, & laths: the lath is long & somwhat broad, and plaine and thin, and is nayled thwart ouer to the rafters, and thereon hang slates, tile and shingles.

The rafters be strong and square and hewen plaine, and be strong and great toward the walls, and smaller and lesse strong vpward toward the top, and bée charged without with slate and tile, or straw & thatch, and be made faire with∣in with faire gyests and boords, and are fast ioyned therein, and be called Laque∣aria, that be boords ioyned to the rafters to make faire houses & chambers with in, and be that arayeth the roofe with rafters, is called Tignarius, as Papias sayeth.