Middle English Dictionary Entry

riban n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) Ribbon, edging material, ~ frenge; (b) a ribbon; an ornamental band or border, trimming; an ornament, a necklace; ?a bracelet, an anklet; (c) = filaterie n.(d).

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • a1500 Dc.45 Artist.Recipes (Dc 45) 149/16 : Þe lynyng ys ycallyd 'albers', and þe hem a 'lysere', and sum lysere hath a bordere and sum hath a ruben.
  • Note: New spelling.