noiere (s.xii3/4)

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noiere (s.xii3/4)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 7,39b natare; Gdf: 5,510c noeor; GdfC: ; TL: 6,696 noëor; DEAF: ; DMF:  noeur; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 1888b natator /1889c nator ]

This word consists of the root of the verb noer1 combined with an agent suffix. Thus, the form nour should be read as two syllables, i.e. noür.


1swimmer, one who swims
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  Delfins ad al Tigre qui mult sunt bon nour  6868
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  Car li noiere est fols sanz faille Qui contre l'onde soi travaille  7801
( MS: s.xiiiex )  nato: noer / natrix  ii 166
noable  noer#1  noeresse  nou#1 
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