rewardens (s.xii2)

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rewardens (s.xii2)


[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: 8,363 rawardenc; DEAF:  rawardenc; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

The word is only attested one further time in the 13th-century rhymed chronicle of Philippe Mousqués (ed. Reiffenberg; E si estoient sodomite, Pifle, rawardenc et irite. l. 22415-6). The editors suggest the word should be considered a derivative of regarder though the semantic link remains obscure. Reiffenberg suggests a gloss of ‘curieux, d’une curiosité impie’ while Gregory glosses it as ‘heretic’ in Psalter Comment while conceding that neither has come to a satisfactory interpretation. Perhaps, as with pifle, the term is Flemish in origin.


1theol.heretic, unbeliever
( s.xii2; MS: c.1200 )  soient alquant qui mescroient en lor cuers, si cum cist que nos apeluns rewardens (var. (D: s.xiii1) rawardeus (l. rawardens)) et pifles  105.369
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