primseir (1121-25)

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primseir (1121-25)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: *9,381b primus /*11,516b sero; Gdf: 6,408a prin 1 (prin soir); GdfC: ; TL: 7,1872 prinsoir; DEAF:  soir (prinsoir); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
primsoir;  premseir,  primes seir  74.266  

This compound lexeme seems to have fallen out of usage after the thirteenth century, and its appearance in a medical text (Pop Med 31) seems to have confounded the fifteenth-century scribe.


1timenightfall, evening
( 1121-25; MS: s.xiv1 )  Cum apresmout vers le premseir, vit Brandans que cil dist veir  1463
( 1121-35; MS: s.xii3/3 )  El primseir reposum E lores nus taisum  299
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  deus cierges ardanz Qui soelent par costume ardeir Totes les nuez, des lu primseir  15426
( MS: s.xv1 )  Le frés furmage dunk pernez, Od mel le oygnez, Si le metez vus le primseir  (ms. pus seir), L'endemayn  (ms. L’en matyn) purrez ver Si le furmage soit entamé, Dunc i a le cancre esté  31
de primseir
1timeat nightfall, in the evening
( MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Le freis formage me pernez Et de net miel l'endaubez, Sor le mal liés de primsoir, L’endemain poez bien voir, Si ce formage est entamé, Donkes i a le cancre esté  185.1165
prime#1  seir#1 
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