mortun (s.xiii2)

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mortun (s.xiii2)

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[ FEW: 6/i,550a Maurus; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  mor 2 (mortoun); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
mortoun;  mortin  


1orn.zool.a bird, possibly so called because it inhabits moorland, or a variant form of morillon
( s.xiii2; MS: s.xivm )  Oiseals chauntaunz en cele arberie Escotoi de douce melodie [...] De charderole, praer, mortoun, Russinole, meerle [...]  76
( MS: 1272-83 )  [A] esperver muer trainerez de cercele ou de mortun  89.4
more#1  morillon#2 
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