nientage (s.xiiiin)

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nientage (s.xiiiin)

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[ FEW: 7,86b *ne gentem; Gdf: 5,513b noiantage; GdfC: ; TL: 6,657 nïentage; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

As Burrows notes in his edition (p. 117), this word has been also read in previous editions as vieutage, a variant of viltage [viltage FEW XIV, 449a] or as mentage.


1worthless person?
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  Mult fait de vus a merveiller Que vus le vulez escuter Quant vus ne i veez personage, E ne semble el fors nientage (l. mentage? vieutage?) [...] Il est mentiere e nunsavant, Ne creez rien que il voist disant!  14826
nient  nientaille 
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