Middle English Dictionary Entry

sīse n.(2)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

1.
A sticky fluid used to prepare a surface before applying gold or silver overlay.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • a1500 Ashm.750 Artist.Recipes (Ashm 750) 256/25 : And ʒyf þu wyll mak letter on abratif or abortyf, lay þi zyse als thyn þeron as þu may.
  • ?a1525 Dc.54 Artist.Recipes (Dc 54) 265/6 : To make a gud syys for lymnyng. Take good chalke and glayr and grynd on a ston, [etc.].
  • Note: New spellings: syys & zyse.
  • ?a1425 Cmb.Dd.6.29 Artist.Recipes (Cmb Dd.6.29) 70/2 : How þou schal make a syse to kowche golt on bokus.
  • Note: Need date.