polive (1353-54)

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polive (1353-54)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: *9,125b polidion; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  pulley n.1 (polive); MED: ; DMLBS: 2333b poliva ]

The same lexeme has alternatively been interpreted as poline (with a common palaeographical ambiguity of ‘v’ versus ‘n’; cf. OED pulley n.1), and some dictionaries group it as a variant spelling of pulein1 (e.g. MED polein(e n.1). Despite their very different etymologies, both words, polive and polein, were used to refer to similar hoisting instruments.


1implementpulley, winch, mechanical device consisting of a wheel or axle with a cable or rope passing round it, used for raising or lowering weights
( 1360-62 )  Un mattok [...] .ij. fernes, .ij. polives d'aresme, .j. beesme de feer pur belaunces  E101/472/8
( 1414 )  Item pur cordis al femorelle - .vj. d. Item pur .ij. polyves al mesme .iij. d.  2 Hen V
ship.implementpulley for hoisting or hauling ropes
( 1353-54 )  Un rak ové l’apparail .ij. polyves ové .ij. rouls  ii 12
( 1409-11 )  un bowespret ové .ij. polyves  ii 100
polankre  poleige  poletwyn  polir#2  polivestokke  pollance  pulein#1 
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