messuage (c.1170)

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messuage (c.1170)

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[ FEW: 6/i,263b mansus; Gdf: 5,192a masage; GdfC: ; TL: 5,1224 masage; DEAF:  maison (mesuage); DMF:  masage; TLF: ; OED:  messuage n.; MED:  mesuage n.; DMLBS: 1729a masagium ]
mesuage,  mesuagie,  masage,  message  

The similarity of 'u' and 'n' in manuscripts can lead to confusion with mesnage1.


1archit.lawmessuage, dwelling house (with its surrounding lands)
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  Dreit al rei sunt venu a sun mestre masage (var. (O: s.xiiim) estage), [...] Sus al haut solier  1353
( c.1200; MS: c.1220-40 )  Vus me donastes [...] Quanque Saul teneit de patremoine, Tere e mesuage (var. (B: s.xiii3/4) Terre e message) el burc pur herberger  (E) 11199
( s.xiii4/4 )  E le mesuagie seyt autresy entre eus departy; mes ke le astre demorra al pusné  i 224
( c.1420-32 )  pur aver son mancion en le chieff messuage son baron  i lxxxv.16
maindre#1  mees#1  mesure#2 
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