nuelere (s.xiv1/3)

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nuelere (s.xiv1/3)

[ gdw]

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The word is problematic: the form suggests a relation with nu1 (‘knot, tie’), and the DMF lists the word nouelure, which may be the same. However, the sense of the DMF entry (‘boutonnage’) hardly seems to apply. The context suggests that the Anglo-Norman word is a plural and refers to the ‘metal plates (of an armour), such as a basinet or a helmet’.


1mil.armoura type of armour plate (?)
( MS: s.xiv1/3 )  Ad hastiludia (=tournaments) : aketoun, haubert, gambisoun, quod fit de panno serico et consimilibus, si sit preciosum, nuelere ke sunt plates de ascer, sicut bacyn et galea  530
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