scienment (1360)

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scienment (1360)


[ FEW: 11,306b sciens; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,640b scienment; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  sciemment; TLF:  sciemment; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2965c scienter ]

The spelling with a u instead of a v, favoured by some editions, suggests a link with scieu, the past participle form of saver1, which, used adjectivally (‘known’) may also have produced an adverb *scieument.


1 knowingly, in full knowledge
( 1360 )  leurs diz ennemiz passer ne demorer scieument (l. scienment) souffrerons  iii 530
( 1362 )  Et si nous faceons, procureons, ou suffrerons sciennement le contraire estre fait [...]  iii 663
( 1367 )  Ne yceulx ennemis, au domage ou prejudice de nostre dit frere, ses heirs, ou le roialme de France, scienment receptrons [...] en nostre roialme  iii 835
science  scient#1  scientement  scientifique  scientous 
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