osey (c.1360-79)

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osey (c.1360-79)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  osey; DMF:  osey; TLF: ; OED:  osey n.; MED:  osei(e n.; DMLBS: ]
oseye,  osoye  
Iberian (?)

For a discussion of the word, see Michael Freeman ‘Pots of Osey: Portuguese Wine in Late Medieval England and its Place of Origin’ in Stewart Gregory and D.A. Trotter, De Mot en Mot: Aspects of Medieval Linguistics, Cardiff, 1997, pp. 17-36. Freeman rejects the OED’s suggestion that the wine may have had its origin in Alsace (see also DMF), and links the word with Azoia, a vaguely defined area behind Lisbon.


1beverageoenol.osey, type of sweet wine (originally from Portugal)
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  si le vin trop rouge soit [...] Et pour le terrage attemprer Fait del oseye entremeller  26048
( 1396; MS: s.xivex )  de vins doucetes, comme de vin de Grece, [...] osey, clarrey et pyement [...]  42.26
( 1415-17; MS: s.xv1 )  a Corne sur le Hope vous arés de bon malvesey, romeney, osey, tyre, vyne creett, vernage, ypocras, et vyne blanc  (D) 22
vin d'Osey
1beverageoenol.osey, type of sweet wine (originally from Portugal)
( 1381 )  vins de Gascoigne, vins de la Rochelle, vins renoises, vins de Osoye et d'Espaigne  iii 121
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