pole1 (c.1230)

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pole1 (c.1230)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 9,135b polus; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,371b pole; TL: 7,1367 pol 2; DEAF:  pol 1; DMF:  pôle; TLF:  pôle; OED:  pole n.2 / Pole Star n.; MED:  pol(e n.1; DMLBS: 2335b polus 2 ]

The author of Pet Phil suggests an association with the verb polir2 (i.e. ‘to hoist (by means of pulleys)’), indicating that he may have read the noun as polé (i.e. ‘pulley’), cf. poleige.


1astron.pole, either of the two extremes of the axis on which the celestial spheres were believed to revolve
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  Dous poles el firmament sunt, Ke de polir numé sunt, Kar il polisent si le ciel Ke il turne par eus tut uel. En ces le cel turne sun vol, Cum la ro fet en l'asol  2301
sterre le pole
1astron.Pole Star, prominent star in the constellation of Ursa Minor. close to the north celestial pole (?)
( 1421-22 )  Item pur peinture d'un syne del sterre le pole, le crescent et un sterre desus gilt - .iiij. s.  9 Hen V
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