Middle English Dictionary Entry

ēve(n-tīde n.
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Entry Info

Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

Evening, time of evening; dusk; also fig.
eve-tide sterre, evening star.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • ?a1425(?a1350) Castleford Chron.(Göt Hist 740)25858 : Scho sulde..cum..Bi þe ælde temple..Þar sulde he..Her comyng þar for to abide Hie her to him in þe heuen tide.
  • Note: New form: Also..heven tide.
    Note: [L Ipse aduentum eius in crepidinibus loci expectaret.]
    Note: Quot. belongs to sense 1.
    Note: This quot. has been taken back to books.
  • a1500 Add.37075 Gloss (Add 37075)51/281a : Vespero, sero, crepusculum: an euyntyde
  • a1500 Add.37075 Gloss (Add 37075)92/325a : Crepuscula: euyntyde
  • Note: Postdate word.
    Note: Quots. belong to sense 1.
Note: The list of variant spellings in the form section are incomplete and need revision to accord with standards of later volumes of the MED. (Note, for example, the forms enetid and (with misplaced juncture) neventide found in sense 1.)--notes per MLL