leechdom


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leechdom

Medical history
An obsolete term for the field of medicine, and or a medical remedy.

Vox populi
A current derogatory term for the field of jurispractice.
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In case that a man be bald, Plinius, the mickle leech, saith this leechdom.
Apply the leechdoms according as thou seest the state of the body.
Feminine forms are often used to describe the sun's motion, as in Leechdoms, Wortcunning and Starcraft:
Leechdoms, Wortcunning, and Starcraft of Early England Being a Collection of Documents, for the Most Part Never Before Printed, Illustrating the History of Science in This Country Before the Norman Conquest.
27) Sien (syne, seon) translates as the faculty of vision elsewhere in Old English poetry, and as well in the Leechdoms.
New York: Dover, 1958), 160; by Oswald Cockagne, Leechdoms, Wortcunning, and Starcraft of Early England (London: Longman, 1864-1866), 1:395; by G.
43) Printed by Cockagne, Leechdoms, Wortcunning, and Starcraft of Early England, 396; and by Storms, Anglo-Saxon Magic, 309, number 86.