[Sca-cooks] Help with Translation - Freses

euriol euriol at ptd.net
Wed Sep 17 14:19:55 PDT 2008

Hello all,

Some of you may be aware I'm working on a translation of an herbal, and I
came across a word I can't define. The herbal is "The Names of Herbes" by
William Turner. In the entry regarding wormwood it says (my translation)
"the Freses call it wild rosemary". I cannot identify precisely exactly who
the "Freses" are. I have a guess that it might be the Frisians, but I can
not find anything conclusive with all the web searching I've done. There
are some books that appear to be written in Swedish on google books that
has "Freses" (capitalized) but I do not read Swedish so I can't translate
them in context. Just to note that the Greek, Latin, German, French &
English name for the wormwood is already identified in the entry for
wormwood. It even has an entry for "Coloners" which I could confirm to mean
"Colonists", but from which Colony is not stated.

Any help would be appreciated,


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