peonie (c.1216-20)

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peonie (c.1216-20)

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[ FEW: 7,464b paeonia; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,314c peoine; TL: 7,961 pïoine; DEAF:  peoine; DMF:  pivoine; TLF:  pivoine; OED:  peony n. and a.; MED:  pione n.; DMLBS: 2080a paeonia ]
peoyné,  pionie;  pioné,  pioiné,  pioyné;  pyoingné,  pyoiné,  pyoyné,  piainé  12.19  

It is not clear whether the final -e in a form like pione should be considered tonic or not. Whereas Continental French seems to have favoured an unstressed -oine ending, in English, the final syllable always seems to have been tonic. Anglo-Norman may have gone for either, with the result that forms like peoyne, pione, pioine, pioyne, pyoingne, pyoine, pyoyne and piaine are equally justifiable with or without an accent on the final -e.


1bot.peony, Paeonia (herbaceous plant with large red, pink or white flowers)
( MS: c.1250 )  hec peonia: peonie  i 428.606
( MS: s.xiiiex )  Quisez en ewe pyoyné, cyremontayne, primerole [...]  272.34
( c.1300; MS: s.xivin )  Ausi porte la racine de peoyné al col  ii 144.44
( MS: c.1340 )  Pionia: (B2) gallice pioyné (var. (B9: s.xiv1) gallice et anglice pioné)  208
bot.condim.culin.peony seeds (used as a spice or medicinal ingredient)
( c.1216-20; MS: 1419 )  [...] gyngebraz, rys, cermountyn, cotoun, baleyn, fraunkensens, pioiné (var. ( ) pyoingné( ) pioyné), annys, datez [...]  230
( MS: 1419 )  [...] kark de canelle, kark de ensens, karke de pyoiné, karke de anys, karke de dates [...]  224
( MS: s.xv )  Pernetz demy unce de pioné blanc pelee  136.E219
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