peonet (s.xiiex)

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peonet (s.xiiex)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 8,145b pedo; Gdf: 6,89c peonet; GdfC: ; TL: 7,690 pëonet; DEAF:  peon (peonet); DMF:  paonnet 1 / pionnet; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

The word is rare in Anglo-Norman, and its existence may even be questionable. Firstly, the attestation in S Geo is the product of an editorial intervention and therefore not a genuine witness. Secondly, alternative manuscripts of Gloss Nequam (TLL ii 65-122) gloss the same Latin passage as peonier, and without consulting the original MS, the possibility that this instance of peonet is a misreading of peoner cannot be excluded. That being said, as a diminutive of peon the lexeme seems entirely plausible.


1livestockequit.occupationgroom, servant who looks after horses
( MS: s.xiii1 )  (in a section on horse-grooming:) Garcio sive pedes (glosses: (R) peonet / garçun / ponner) strigilem (=curry-comb) ferat  242.64
( s.xiiex; MS: s.xiii2 )  Aufin qui est en coverte Par eschec [...] Sovent prent roc u peonet  (ms. u roc u pet) Par la traison del treit  1104
pé#1  pedaile  peon  peonage  peoner#1  peonier 
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