oterene (s.xiii4/4)

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oterene (s.xiii4/4)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: *5,476a lutra; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 1665 lutrinus ]

The word is unique to this Anglo-Norman gloss, but must be the vernacular equivalent of Latin lutrinus. While the initial l- of the Classical Latin word may be the result of a possible deglutinated definite article (i.e. loterene* became l’oterene; see also the commentary for the entry oterre), the OED suggests an etymology that derives from the Indo-European base of water n., related to Greek ὕδρα (‘water-snake'), Sanskrit udra (‘aquatic animal’), with cognates in Middle Dutch, Middle Low German, Old Icelandic, Danish etc. (see OED otter n.1).


1skinsof otter-skin
( MS: s.xiii4/4 )  penula (=mantle) taxea vel catina vel beverina (gloss: de bevre, de lutre, oterene)  i 182.64 and ii 11.64
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