Middle English Dictionary Entry

hā̆ver n.(2)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) The cereal grain, oats; (b) ~ bern, ~ gerner, a storehouse for oats; ~ bred, oaten bread; ~ cake, a loaf made from oaten flour; also as surname; ~ mele, oaten flour; (c) ~ man, one who raises or sells oats; ~ melemaker, a maker of oaten flour.
(a) The oat plant (Avena sativa); ~ corn, oats; ~ strau, oat straw; (b) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.214, 220-1].

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • (1391) Acc.Exped.Der.in Camd.n.s.5220/27 : Super officio scutellarie, per manus Thome Fosdyke pro j hausak, et j schaue ab ipso emptis ibidem, ij s. viij d.
  • Note: New spelling if this word
    Note: ?hagge saue (a saw); ?haversak 'a bag of oatmeal' (see ed. gloss.)