mummer (a.1399)

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mummer (a.1399)

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[ FEW: 6/iii,63a momm-; Gdf: 5,381b momeor; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  mommer (momeor); DMF:  momeur; TLF: ; OED:  mummer n.; MED:  mommer n.; DMLBS: ]
M.E. (?)


1occupationdramamummer, someone performing in a mumming (i.e. a pageant or mute pantomime)
( a.1399 )  les ditz mummers les saluerent, monstrauntz une payre des dys sur une table pur juer ovesque le prince, lé queux diz furount subtilement faitz issint qe come le prince jetast il deveroit gayner; et les ditz juers et mummers metterount al prince troys juels [...]; les queux le dit prince gayna a troys jettes, come fust ordiné  102
mummere  mummyng 
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