almoshomme (1420-21)

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almoshomme (1420-21)

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  almsman n.; MED:  almes(se-man n.; DMLBS: ]
Compound with M.E.


1occupationalmsman, beadsman, one who is endowed to pray for the soul of a benefactor
( 1420-21 )  Item paié pur prestres et almos hommez e seconde quarter jour - .xvj. li. […] Item paié pur la beryeng de Hastenges almose homme - .iij. s. .x. d.  8 Henry V
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