Middle English Dictionary Entry

marbrin adj.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) Made of marble; (b) of cloth: mottled, variegated; (c) as noun: a kind of cloth with a particolored weave or design.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • a1500 Trin-C.R.14.45 Recipes (Trin-C R.14.45) 124/5 : If þy skynne schal be blewe, þe most first prime hit with a lauour of blak and whit groundyn togeder in þe maner of a marbryne colour.
  • Note: ?New sense. Glossary: "marbryne adj. 'marbled (colour effect)'." New spelling (marbrine)