corteour (s.xiii1/3)

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corteour (s.xiii1/3)

[ FEW: 2/ii,1569a currere; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: 2,917 cortëor; DEAF:  corre (corteor); DMF:  courteur; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
courteour;  curteour,  curteur,  coretter  iii 234 coureter,  courtrer  22 pl. courtehours  

s.

1broker, go-between, procurer
( s.xivin; MS: s.xiv1 )  jeo (=l’Emperour Orgoille) vous (=chaplains) pri par amours Ke vous suihez (=follow) les courtehours (vars. courteours (B)MS: c.1330). Ceaux sount la gent de ceste vie Ke plus me fount de courtessie  230
( 1312; MS: s.xiv1 )  Il (=covetousness) resceit les lescheours, Il resceit les corteours (vars. curteours (U)MS: s.xiv1/4; coveitours (R)MS: s.xiv1; curteurs (Ph)MS: s.xiv1/3)  320
pej.huckster, trafficker
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Cil losengier, cil courteour Que estranglent sainte Eglise Par lour dounz  86

a.

1smooth, plausible, bland
( c.1270; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  les chanoines […] pur aver del rey plus favur ellurent un chanoine curteur  910
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