Middle English Dictionary Entry
|Forms||fnẹ̄sen v. Also fenese, fnoze.|
Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)
- (a1398) *Trev.Barth.(Add 27944)279b/b : Castorium..moeueþ and comforteþ þe brayn and makeþ to fnese.
- c1400 *Trev.Higd.(Tbr D.7)5.9.174a : Ʒ ut men vseþ, whanne a man fneseþ, to sugge 'god helpe þe'.
- c1400 Femina (Trin-C B.14.40)80 : Ou vomer mult maugre soun, Mez qi estremer [read: esternuer] peut souent. Oþer spwe muche maugre hym, But he þat fnoze may y nowʒ.
- a1425 *Medulla (Stnh A.1.10)62a/b : Sternuto: to fenese.
- ?a1425 *Chauliac(1) (NY 12)89a/b : Þat þe sanie corrode not þe tunniclez of þe eyen, ne crye he not, ne fnese not, ne vomyte not.
- a1456 Hit is no right (Add 16165)38 : Yit might I seyne 'cryst seeyne', as whan men sneese [MS: fneese].
- c1460(?c1400) Beryn (Nthld 55)42 : And þerewith she gan to fnese.
- ?a1500 Henslow Recipes (Henslow)35/8 : Put a lite on his nose and let hym stonde vp and fnese.
- (c1390) Chaucer CT.Mcp.(Manly-Rickert)H.62 : For were it wyn or old or moisty ale That he hath dronke, he speketh in his nose And fneseth faste, and eek he hath the pose.
Supplemental Materials (draft)
- c1460 Gilb.Angl.(Htrn 509)113/27 : Ʒif him sumwhat in hese nose to maken hym fnese.