osmond (s.xivin)

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osmond (s.xivin)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  osmund n.1; MED:  osmund n.; DMLBS: 2063a osmundus ]
osemund,  osmund  
M.E.; Scandinavian

The origin of the Old Swedish word is unclear, but might be the Old Icelandic personal name Ásmundr (Old Swedish Asmunder). The OED speculates that it may have functioned as a place-name as well, and the word perhaps referred to the location where the iron was originally produced.


1metalosmund (a superior kind of iron from the Baltic)
( s.xivin; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  De osemund seyt la custume prise en mayme la manere com de ascer  190
( 1324-25 )  Idem Petrus pro ferro de osmund  379
( 1430 )  .vj. barels osmond, valor .iij. li.  92
( 1485-1509 )  Item [...] le brocour avera pur brocage [...] Osmond pur le last - .vj. d.  E163/9/21
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