sue2 (s.xiiiex)

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sue2 (s.xiiiex)


[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  sow n. 1; MED:  soue n. 2; DMLBS: ]

The word sue is probably a borrowing from the ME word soue ‘sow’. Another possibility would be to read the form as sué, which would make it a spelling variant of suer2 ‘pig’ (from Latin sus). Continental French also has the substantives soue/sou, derived from *suteg (FEW 12,479a; DMF sou 2; soue 1 and GDF sou 7,488c) although only in the sense of ‘pigsty’.


1 (M.E.?)  zool.mammalslivestockfemale sow
( s.xiiiex; MS: s.xivin )  [...] la sue qe par son voltrer doos, coste e ventre tout decurut de sang  207.11
suer#2  suer#5  sus#2 
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