Middle English Dictionary Entry

sāble n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) The European sable (Martes zibellina); (b) the fur or pelt of the sable; (c) the color black; blak ~; blak as (blakker than) ~; (d) a black garment, black clothing, mourning clothes; (e) her. black as one of the heraldic colors; ~ blak; feld of sable(s.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • c1475 Yale-BA.Artist.Recipes (Yale-BA R486.M43 1450) 89/3 : For an incarnacion, take sable and safferone and rede lede and medyl hit togeyder.
  • Note: Need date, sense (c).