placette (c.1240)

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placette (c.1240)

[ hap]

[ FEW: 9,39a platea; Gdf: 6,182c placete; GdfC: ; TL: 7,1005 placete; DEAF:  place (placete); DMF:  placette; TLF:  placette; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2299c placeta ]

While most dictionaries interpret this word is a diminutive form of place, TL defines it as ‘schlecter Flecken im Pelzwerk’ and relates it to the adjectival form plaços (7,1005) ‘kahlköpfig (stellenweise)’ which is attested in AN as placheus.

s. place, affected spot
( c.1240; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  [...] puis sur les placettes metez ceste pudre que si doit estre faite  i 52
place  placheus  plassage 
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