menever (c.1300)

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menever (c.1300)

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[ FEW: 14,184b varius; Gdf: 5,245c menu (menu vair); GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  menu-vair; TLF: ; OED:  miniver n. and adj.; MED:  meni-ver n.; DMLBS: 1762b menevera ]
manever,  menevayr,  menevere,  meneveyr,  menevoir,  menevoire,  meniver,  menivieyr,  menuveyr,  menuvoyr,  menyver,  menyvere,  menyvoir;  menveer,  menver,  menvoir,  manevoir  iv 235 menenoir (l. menevoir)  ii 203  


1skinsminiver, white fur (initially white fur cut from squirrel's winter coat)
( c.1300; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Colur unt de menvers, E mult orrible cheres  513
( 1322 )  un chaperon de menuveyr  SC 8/4/193
( 1364-72 )  qe a nostre trescher filz [...] facez liverer deux cloches figurees de menevoire  E101/395/2/46
( 1406 )  nulle furrure d'ermyne, letuce, menyver ou pure de grey  iii 593
menever puré
1skinsminiver with all grey trimmed off
( 1364-72 )  une furure de sys cent sessante et sys ventres de menveer puree, une furure de quatre cen cynquante et oyt ventres de menveer puree  E 101/395/2/154
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