burgeis (1155)

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burgeis (1155)

[ FEW: 15/ii,18a *burg-; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,396b burgeis; TL: 1,1073 borjois; DEAF:  borc (borjois); DMF:  bourgeois; TLF:  bourgeois; OED:  burgess n.1; MED:  burgeis; DMLBS: 226b burgensis ]
borgeis,  borgés,  borgeys,  borgois,  borjois;  bourgeis ,  bourgés,  bourgoys;  burgees,  burgeis,  burgeois,  burgeoys,  burgess,  burgez,  burgois;  borioys (l. borjoys)  43.18 borzais  9875  


1statusburgess, citizen, townsman
( 1155; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Quant Brutus out sa cité fete [...] Citedeins i mist e burgeis  1253
( 1283 )  as prudes hommes del reaume ke ne sunt burgees ne marchants  12
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  de vile est dit villein, de bours borjois  79
( 1327 )  ke les avantditz gentz puissent eslyre [...] alderman [...] e fere burgeys  ii 26
statustownsman (opposed to knight)
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Tanz borgeis mors, tanz chevalers detrenchez  896
( s.xivin; MS: 1312-40 )  Joce quida qu’il fust borgeis, quar borgeys relement ont vestu les armes, e ceus qe l’enfant avoit furent roynous e ledes  12.29
( 1291-92 )  il ne sount pas bourgés le ray mes tenent par baronie  36
( 1314 )  ils sount burgesses le roy  Ed II xvi 188
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