Middle English Dictionary Entry

flaumen v.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) To emit flames, to be afire, to blaze; ppl. flaumbed, blazing, intense; (b) flaumen of (on, with) fir, to blaze; (c) to give off (fire, light, sparks); ~ doun, to shed (light) downward.
(a) To shine (like fire), gleam, sparkle; (b) theol. to radiate (into) or shine (on somebody).
(a) To kindle or arouse (an emotion); (b) ppl. ardent, fervid; burning (passion); burning or glistening (tears).
Of an odor: to issue (as from burning incense); of decaying matter: to give off or diffuse a (foul) smell.
Cook. To baste (a roast) with hot grease, to baste; to glaze (pastry). [See OD flamb.]

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • ?c1400(1379) Daniel *Treat.Uroscopy (Roy 17.D.1)f.73rb (2.11) : Constantyn seiþ þat a febre contynuel is in 2 wise: for oyþer it is causede of colre corrupt wiþout þe veseiles or elles of corrupte vapoures flawmand continuely vp aboute the hert.
Note: Additional quot. Editor's gloss: v. pr. ppl. 'inflaming, heating morbidly'.