Middle English Dictionary Entry

hurling(e ger.
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Entry Info

Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

1.
(a) A violent rush or collision, a charge; fighting; (b) commotion, uproar, tumult; rioting; (c) rebellion; ~ time, Wat Tyler's rebellion; (d) a collision, jostling; (e) pushing or dragging violently; (f) ~ doun, fall; fig. ruin.
2.
(a) A loud rumbling noise; (b) a rumbling of the stomach or the bowels.
3.
A kind of ball game played with clubs, hurley.
4.
Law ~ of juggement, ?a formal trial, ?a formal decision or order.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • a1425 *Treat.Uroscopy (Wel 225)148/659 : Blahede in uryn is caused of..releyinge & hurlynge & destemperynge of þe humors in þe body.
  • Note: Mod. gloss: "disturbing of humors".

Supplemental Materials (draft)

Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. hurling.