Middle English Dictionary Entry

sive n.
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Entry Info

Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) A strainer, sieve; also, a fishing net [cp. sein(e n.(a)]; (b) in cpds. & combs.: ~ makere; clensing ~; here ~, q.v.; heren ~; malt ~; mele ~; (c) in prov. expressions; (d) a dry measure; ~ ful; (e) in surnames and place name.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • a1400 Trin-C O.9.39 Recipes (Trin-C O.9.39) 58/20 : Take a splyt sefe and seften alle þe clene aissches from þe roche.
  • Note: Need date, sense (a).
  • a1400 Trin-C O.9.39 Recipes (Trin-C O.9.39) 65/3 : Whanne hit is clene molten and skomyd, take hit adown of þe fire and poure hit into an here sefe, and clense hit.
  • Note: Need date, sense (b).