nugate (c.1216-20)

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nugate (c.1216-20)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
nogatze;  nuigette,  nugace (l. nugate?)  

The word may be a diminutive form of noiz1 (Latin nux), similar to noisette. For possible variants of noi- with a ‘g’, see the verb noier1. Alternatively, the form may have been influenced by (or a contamination of) nugage.


( c.1216-20; MS: 1419 )  menue especerie (sicome de gilofre, maces, cubibes, nois, nuigettes)  230
( MS: s.xiii )  nucalla gallice: nugate  ii 107
( MS: s.xiv1 )  Pernez en esté les nugaces (l. nugates?) tutz vertz, sicum il sunt el noer  13.28
2bot.fruitalmond nut
( MS: s.xiii1 )  Nux phillidis: (R) nogatze(var. (J: s.xiii1) noix de le amaund; (D: s.xiii1) nus de alemande)  246
noiz#1  noisette  nugage 
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