nientprofitable (s.xii1)

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nientprofitable (s.xii1)

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nentprofeitable,  nentprofitable  

a.

1unprofitable
( c.1241; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  ke souvent [...] seyt fet enqueste (in the household) si il eyt nul deleaus, non sachaunt [...] nient profitable  132
2useless, worthless
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  lur perres sunt encurvé sicume arcs nient profitables (Latin: inutiles)  143.LXXVII.57
( c.1150; MS: c.1300 )  Pereços erent apelé, Malveis serf e nent profeitable  8661
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  E le apela vyleyn marchaunt, Nent profitable e nunsachaunt  2424
nient  nunprofitable  profitable 
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