Middle English Dictionary Entry

risheu n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

1.
(a) Cook. A dish consisting of minced fruits, sugar, and spices, rolled into balls and fried in oil; also, a dish of minced meat or marrow mixed with egg, spices, etc., rolled into balls and fried; also in prov. expression; (b) ~ silver, ?an allowance paid to nuns in a religious house for their use in procuring sweetmeats.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • ?c1400 Dur-U.Menus (Dur-U Cosin V.3.11)41.8/3 : On fysch dayes…Perchys in graue & gele…hakke ifarsed, rosyn rosthenes, eles ibake, [etc.].
  • Note: New spelling
    Note: Prob an error for this word - though it's not clear whether rosyn = rō̆sen(e adj. Perh. = some kind of fish - rofyn?--per REL