idiot (c.1170)

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idiot (c.1170)

[gdw]

[ FEW: 4,539a idiotes; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,780c idiot; TL: 4,1275 idïote; DEAF: I14 idiote; DMF:  idiot; TLF:  idiot; OED:  idiot n. and adj.; MED:  idiot(e n.; DMLBS: 1200c idiota ]
ideot,  ideote,  idiote;  idyot;  ydeot,  ydeote,  ydiot,  ydiote,  ediot,  edyot,  idiort  Ed II vii 107
pl. ydios  132
pl. ydioz  189  

a.?

1uneducated
( c.1170 )  Si unt a lui mult encusé Saint Ulstan de simplicité, Qu'idiote esteit e sanz letrure  5716
2lawbackward, suffering mental deficiencies
( 1313-14 )  celi qi est aragé et ydiote en la garde le Roy  Ed II vii 110

s.

1uneducated person
( s.xiv1; MS: c.1361 )  provee qe il fussent hommes sanz lettres et ydiotz  (A) 363b
2lawidiot, person with mental deficiencies
( 1304 )  un D., qy cors e partie des teres, pur ceo q’il fut edyot, furent en la mayn le Roy  32-33 Ed I 273
( 1305 )  la ley et le usage de Escoce seit, qe les chiefs Seignurs deurent aver la garde des terres des idyotz  i 471
( 1433 )  Johan, fitz Johan, quy fuist foole et ideote de naestre  iv 474
idionerie  idior  idioté  idiotrie 
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