novice (1212)

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novice (1212)

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[ FEW: 7,209b novicius; Gdf: 5,540b novice; GdfC: 10,213b novice; TL: 6,866 novice; DEAF: ; DMF:  novice; TLF:  novice; OED:  novice n. and a.; MED:  novice n.; DMLBS: 1940a novicius ]

The non-religious sense of novice (i.e. ‘a beginner, somebody who lacks experience’), well-attested in Continental French, is not found in Anglo-Norman.


1eccl.monasticstatusnovice, person who has entered a religious order but who has not yet taken vows
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  Qui s'osast moustrer davant li N'aproecher nis a la meison Ou ert la congregation Des dames, ne moine ne frere, Ainteime (=much less) icil qui onqore ere entre els traitié comme novice  1277
( MS: s.xiii )  novicius: novice  171
( s.xiv1/4; MS: s.xivex )  pur ceo que eus ne voleyent my[e] estre santz abbé, elustrent de eus meimes un chanoyne qu'out a nun Roger, qui fust novice en l'ordre  12.279
chançun des novices
noef#2  novation  novel 
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