cuissier (s.xiiiin)

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cuissier (s.xiiiin)

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[ FEW: 2/ii,1261a coxa; Gdf: 2,399a cuissiere; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1143 cuissiere; DEAF:  cuisse 1 (cuissier); DMF:  cuissière; TLF:  cuissière; OED:  cuisse n.; MED:  quisser n. / quisseu n.; DMLBS: 528b cuissaria ]
quicer,  quiser,  quisser,  quissir  

Although cuissier and cuissin derive from the same Latin etymon (coxa), the sense ‘pillow, cushion’ is normally not found sub cuissier. While TLL may provide two Anglo-Norman exceptions, it is not out of the question that at least one of the forms is in error for quissin.


1costumebreeches, undergarment that covers the upper legs
( MS: s.xiiiin )  femoralia: cuissiers  14
( MS: s.xiii/xiv )  cruralia: (D) quisers, huses (var. (C: s.xiiiex) quiseuz;  (L: s.xiii) esses )  ii 127.9
armourmil.cuisse, armour for protecting the upper leg or thigh
( 1275-1377 )  [...] que tuz les baneors, qe baners portent, seent armez de mustilers e de quissers e de espaulers, sanz plus  i 231 for protecting the upper legs of a horse
( 1347 )  Jeo devys [...] les quissers ové le picer de quir qui sount pour mon destrer  i 43
2cushion, pillow
( MS: s.xiiiex )  pulvinar: quissir (l. quissin?), anglice bolster  ii 167
( MS: s.xiii/xiv )  Hanc cooperiat culcitra punctata vel vestis stragulata, super quam pulvinar (glosses: (D) quicer, quicine) (var. (C: s.xiii2) quisine; (L: s.xiii/xiv) quisint) capitis parti subponende desuper ponatur  i 182.64 and ii 68.64
cuisse  cuissel#1  cuissel#2  cuissette  cuisson  cuissot  cussin 
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