chantur (c.1170)

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chantur (c.1170)

[ FEW: 2/i,225a cantator; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: 2,229 chantëor; DEAF:  chanteor; DMF:  chanteur; TLF:  chanteur; OED:  chanter v.; MED:  chauntour n.1; DMLBS: 262c cantator ]
chanteor,  chanteour,  chantour;  chaunter,  chauntour; 
sg. chantre  

s.

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( c.1170; MS: s.xiiim )  Tels i ad ki de chant sunt si bon cha[n]teor  (O) 5180
( MS: s.xiiim )  Pois vint David e les chanturs ensement  4820
( s.xiv1 )  li chauntour chaunterount les chaunçouns reals  226
2eccl.occupationliturgicaltitlecantor, precentor
( 1325 )  P. de C. Chauntour de Lychefeld  i 433
( 1346 )  Il y ad chantour (=singer) en l’eglise et chantour (=precentor) de l’eglise, mes il y sont plusours (=more) des chantours en l’eglise qe de l’eglise  20 ii Ed III 519
( a.1399 )  ercedeaknes, pronotes (l. provotes), chauntours, chancellers […]  128.14
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