[norroise] (1276-77)

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[norroise] (1276-77)

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[ FEW: 16,602b norþ; Gdf: 5,527c norois; GdfC: 10,208c norois; TL: 6,802 norois; DEAF: ; DMF:  norois; TLF:  norois; OED:  Norreis n. / Norroy n. / Norish a. / Norse n. and a.; MED:  Norrei n. / Norreis n.sg. and pl.; DMLBS: 1929a Nordicus /1929c Norrensis /1930b northus ]

The only substantival attestation of the feminine form of norrois is found here, used as a surname and in a Latin context. It is unclear from the context whether this name refers (originally) to a person from the north of England or to somebody from Norway.


1femaledemonymwoman from the north (or possibly: Norsewoman)
( 1276-77 )  Maria la Noreyse tenet un[um] f[eodum] in Fordam de rege i. c.  199
norrois  north 
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