bertune (1140-1160)

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bertune (1140-1160)


[ FEW: 22/1,221b bera (grange); Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  barton n.1; MED:  berton n.; DMLBS: 195a bertona ]

This form may represent a borrowing of the Old English bere-tun meaning 'barley-enclosure, courtyard' (bere barley + tun enclosure). The term is equally attested in medieval Latin from 1209 in the form bertona (DMLBS).


1 (M.E.)  geog.agricultural barton, demesne farm or courtyard
( 1140-1160; MS: 1140-1160 )  Cez sunt les nuns des terres et des tenures que tu as otreied as moines: [...] l’iglise seinte Marie d’Ely od ses terres e od ses dismes et od tutes ses appurtenances, e numeement tute la disme de ta bertune et une vacherie en Dereford  269.4.44
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