osete (1346)

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osete (1346)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  osset n.; MED:  osete n.; DMLBS: ]
M.E. (?)

While the etymology of this word remains unknown, the OED sees it possibly as a variant of worsted n.. The MED adds ‘If the word is AF, its etymology in that language is a blank’.


1textileosset, a kind of woven cloth, probably made of wool
( 1346 )  Item consensum est quod instrumenta pro osetes faciendis decetero paciantur, ita quod stent in aulis et shopis juxta viam in conspectu populi  ii 4
( s.xiv )  Est ordeigné [...] qe [...] ne soient demurantz en la dite ville [...] fors .v. homes tanseulement usant le dit mestier de osetes  ii 41
2textileimplementosset loom, a loom for weaving osset
( s.xiv )  Les tistours usantz lour mistier en instrumentz estreitz qe homme fait nomer osetes  ii 40
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