plassage (s.xiv)

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plassage (s.xiv)

[ hap]

[ FEW: 9,40a platea; Gdf: 6,181b plaçage; GdfC: ; TL: 7,996 plaçage; DEAF:  place (plaçage); DMF:  plaçage; TLF:  placer 1 (plaçage); OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
M.E. (?)

The verb placer, in the sense of 'to place, fix' is unattested in French before the late sixteenth century. The English verb, place, is attested from 1442, and is believed to be derived from the noun. This formation, plassage, is otherwise unattested, but seems likely to have derived from the ME noun or verb.


1lawship.merch.the right to stowage space on a ship
( s.xiv )  Et lour (=to merchants) doit le mestre (=of ship) monstrer l[our] rynes et lour leyre (var. ( ) leire; ( ) leyre; ( ) leires; ( ) beyre; ( ) leir; ( ) loires; ( ) lere; ( ) haerliden leyre; ( ) haer lech; ( ) ere let; ( ) luier; ( ) plassage) et y poet mettre en peysaunt de son mareage ches[cun]  ii 86 var.
place  placette  placheus 
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