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.
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¶Of Iuuenca. cap. 64.

IVuenca or Iuuencus, is a young Stéere or Bullocke that is able to be yoaked to draw at plough, as Isido. saith: or els it hath that name Iuuen∣cus, for in old time such a young Stéere was offered to Iupiter, and not a Bull, as he sayth: and is a lecherous Beast, because of youth, & is therefore ouerset with a strong yoke to make him easie & tame, and is pricked with a pricke, and compelled to follow euen and foreright, the steps and fores of Dren. Iuuenca, such a young Stéere, is ofte able to the coupling and ioyning of Bulles, for in that age such a Stéere is ioyned to the Bull to drawe. The young Cowe is made fat in léese and in pasture, to bée slayne of a Batcher, for diuers vse of mankinde. Hir flesh is more drye and more sad, than ye flesh of sucking calues, for she is lōger without féeding of milk, and is more tender, and more hot and moyst than the flesh of an olde Oxe, or of an olde Cow: for yet she is néerer the age of sucking, than those that are of more age, as it sayd in Dietis.