Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Noah’s Wife [Noraida],

 Noah’s Ark.Noakes (John) or John o’ Noakes. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Noah’s Wife [Noraida],
according to legend, was unwilling to go into the ark, and the quarrel between the patriarch and his wife forms a very prominent feature of Noah’s Flood, in the Chester and Townley Mysteries.   1
“Hastow nought herd, quod Nicholas, also
The sorwe of Noë with his felaschippe
That he had or he gat his wyf to schipe?”
Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, 3,534.

 Noah’s Ark.Noakes (John) or John o’ Noakes. 


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