ran (1353-54)

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ran (1353-54)


[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  ran n.; MED:  ran n.; DMLBS: ]

The word remains problematic, and the editor of Sandahl Sea offers three possible interpretations (iii 92-93): 1. ‘a certain length of twine’ (cf. Modern English ran n. OED Third Edition, 2008, although that sense is first attested in 1765); 2. ‘reindeer hide' (cf. MED ran n., which uses these same Sandahl Sea citations); 3. an unidentified place name.


1skinsreindeer hide (?)
( 1353-54 )  [...] baksteyes, .v. handrop’, un uptigh de ran, un rak ové l’apparail  iii 124
( 1358-59 )  .ij. shetes de raan  iii 92
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