nublesce (s.xii¼)

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nublesce (s.xii¼)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 7,221b nubilus; Gdf: 5,541c nublece; GdfC: ; TL: 6,878 nublece; DEAF: ; DMF:  nublesse; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 1944a nubilus 2 ]
nublece  

In the citation taken from Oxf Ps1 the word nublece translates the Latin pruina, which in AND1 led to the introduction of the separate definition ‘rime, hoar-frost’ (DMLBS 2553a). It is, however, a sense not found in association with the etymon nubilis in Latin, French or English, and it is probable that the choice of nublesce here is simply to be taken as an inaccuracy on the part of the Anglo-Norman translator. That sense has been removed from AND2.

s.

1meteo.(mass of) clouds
( s.xii¼; MS: s.xiv1 )  Un munt cuvert de nublece  1185
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  Chi dune neif sicume laine, nublece (var. niule (P)MS: s.xii4/4) sicume cendre esparpeilled  228.CXLVII.5
( s.xii1; MS: s.xiim )  Escustrent les ewes les nublesces (Latin: nubila), voiz dunerent les nues  136.LXXVI.17
nuble#1  nubler  nublus 
This is an AND2 Phase 4 (N-O/U-P-Q) entry. © 2013-17 The Anglo-Norman Dictionary. All rights reserved. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.
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