[reluisance] (1423)

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[reluisance] (1423)


[ FEW: 5,430b lucere; Gdf: 6,767b relucence /6,767c reluisance; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  luire (reluisance); DMF:  relucence / reluisance; TLF: ; OED: ; MED:  relisaunce n.; DMLBS: ]

The term, apparently derived from the present participle of , designating a shiny fabric, is more frequently attested in Middle English. The Lexis of Cloth and Clothing notes that the term relucent appears frequently with descriptions of coverchiefs.


1theol.sort of lightweight, lustrous cloth
( 1423 )   Item, .j. graunde pece de relesaunce, pris .xx. s.  iv 240
reluire  reluisable  reluisure 
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