russaz (c.1200)

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russaz (c.1200)


[ FEW: 10,590a russus; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: 8,1492 rossaz; DEAF:  ros 3 (rosat); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
rosas,  rosaz,  rossaz,  rouzhard  58.32 rouseaus  

AND1 included this word as a form of russet. However, this -a- form derives from Latin russatus ‘clothed in red’ (Lewis and Short 1607c), rather than a diminutive suffix added to rus1.


( s.xiiim; MS: s.xiiiex )  Les grenetes sunt rossaz mellez A color inde  90.571
colour(of a person) red-haired, ginger
( c.1200; MS: c.1220-40 )  Davi ert blunz, si ert un poi russaz (var. (B: s.xiii3/4) russez; (L: s.xiiiex) rusauz)  (E) 6740, tawny-coloured
( MS: 1272-82 )  Si il =a falcon est chanevaz =hemp-coloured, ceo est nent ben rosaz (var. (C: s.xiiiex) russet) ne ben blauncs  94.11
( MS: 1272-82 )  Si vouz volez autry oysel deguiser, si il est de blaunce maille ou blauncs muers, moillez tout le ventre et le brayol [...] en leyssive de alne, si devendrad tut russaz (var. (A: s.xiv1/3) rouseaus) ou chanevaz  103.25 (var.)
( MS: s.xiv1/3 )  Se vostre oiseaus a le dos rosas [...] dont est il de jovenes airans  20B
rus#1  ruskin  russel#2  russet  russi  russur 
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