sort2 (1427-28)

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sort2 (1427-28)


[FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  sort 4; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  sort n.3; MED:  sort n.2; DMLBS: 3139b sors]
soortt,  sorte  

This unit of measurement is found only in English sources, and the DMLBS and OED suggest it may derive from the same etymology as sort1. It is unclear what this measure stands for: while the DMLBS interprets it as ‘basketful (?)’, the editor of Port Bks argues that one ‘sort’ of fruit equals three pieces.


1unit weightmeasure for fruit
( 1427-28 ) .C. sort de frut - cust. frank.  10
( 1453-54 ) in 1 soortt ficuum  298
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