Pigemein (c.1192)

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Pigemein (c.1192)

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[ FEW: 9,646a pygmaeus; Gdf: 6,156b pigmain; GdfC: ; TL: 7,930 pigmain; DEAF:  pigmain (*); DMF:  pygmain / pygmien; TLF:  pygmée; OED:  pygmy n. and a.; MED:  pigme n.; DMLBS: 2590c pygmaeus ]


1demonympygmy, member of a legendary race of very small people said to inhabit parts of Ethiopia or India
( c.1192; MS: c.1275 )  Li Pigmenien (Latin: pigmei) ilokes sunt, Ki les batailles a gruus funt  124.Y179
( c.1300; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Pigemeins les nome Le livre [...] Icés gens n’ont tretutes De longour fors .iij. cothes  359
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