(requiter) (c.1298)

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(requiter) (c.1298)


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

Although formally this lexeme appears to be a solitary A-N attestation of DMF requitter (‘tenir pour quitte’) or OED requit v.1 (‘to repay’), the Court Bar context does not support this sense. Assuming that the meaning of the verb as it is used in Court Bar is ‘to request’, the word is presumably a misreading of either requi[r]er (cf. requere) or requi[s]ter (cf. requester). Cf. the form requeite, with a similar loss of the sibilant, sub requeste1.


1to request (?)
( c.1298; MS: s.xiv1/3 )  vous prie, sire seneschall, ke il puisse requiter (l. requirer (?), requi[s]ter (?)) (var. ((C): s.xiv1/3) recoyller) un jour de amour =a day appointed for a meeting with a view to the amicable settlement of a dispute ové meme cesti Thomas [...] E nus le vous garantums, fet le seneschall, issi que vous seiez une gent entre ci e la procheyne curt  (A) 47
requere  requester 
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