opidoun (1355-64)

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opidoun (1355-64)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: *7,375a oppidum; Gdf: 5,607a opide; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  opidum; DMF:  oppide; TLF:  oppidum; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2034b oppidum ]
ls(loanword: Latin (?))

As this passage translates Geoffrey of Monmouth’s ‘oppidum montis Agned, quod nunc Castellum Puellarum dicitur’ (Scalacronica p.210), it may be necessary to consider this single attestation of the word in Anglo-Norman an ad hoc Latinism.


1mil.archit.citadel, fortified place
( 1355-64; MS: s.xivex )  l'estoir devyse qe com il fust prisoner en le opidoun mount Agneth, jadys Chastel de Pucelis, ore Edynburgh [...]  4
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