An oxe is a beeſt of which fleſch is eten of men and þat makeþ milk. It haþ ȝouen its name to þe toun clepid Oxenford.
Role of oxen[edit | edit source]
Oxen haue a greet role in mennis ſtories. Men holden hem þe oldeſt ſort of richeſse for hire abilitee to providen mete, milk and draȝt whil þey breden and eten noȝt but gras or foddre.