noctua (c.1360-79)

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noctua (c.1360-79)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 7,163b noctua; Gdf: 5,508a noctue; GdfC: ; TL: 6,847 notüe; DEAF: ; DMF:  noctue; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 1921b noctua ]

The only attestation of this word in Anglo-Norman is in Gower’s Mirour de l’omme , where it seems to have retained the Latin -a ending. The word is normally found in Continental French as noctue (cf. DMF).


( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  La noctua de nuyt oscure voit clierement de sa nature  6793
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