oratour (1391)

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oratour (1391)

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[ FEW: 7,386b orator; Gdf: 5,612c orateur; GdfC: 10,237c orateur; TL: 6,1181 orator; DEAF:  orator; DMF:  orateur; TLF:  orateur; OED:  orator n.; MED:  oratour n.; DMLBS: 2043c orator ]
oratoir,  orator,  oratoure  

Most Anglo-Norman attestations are found in documents where the person who has the function of a beadsman is also the petitioner, and as a result the distinction between the two possible senses is blurred. However, the identical phrasing and context suggest that the citations under sense 2 may also be interpreted simply as ‘petitioner, suppliant’.


1petitioner, suppliant
( 1391 )  A nostre tresgracious et tresexcellent seignur le Roy, supplie humblement son povre orator Johan Kyllome Clerc' qe [...]  203
( 1392-93 )  A tresgracious, trespuissant, et tresnoble seignour, le conte d'Ormond, justice d'Irland, supplie humblement votre povre oratour Johann Sergeant, abbé de la maison de Seint Thomas le Martir joste Divellin, que [...]  55
( 1417-73 )  Supplient humblement voz povers oratours, les orfeours de la citee de Loundres  11r
2eccl.occupationbeadsman, person who prays for the welfare of another (?)
( 1390-1412; MS: s.xv1 )  A tresseintisme et tresgracious seignur et pere [...] supplient treshumblement voz simples et poeveres chapelleins et oratours [...]  37.3
( c.1402; MS: s.xv1 )  Supplient treshumblement voz povrez chapellains et continueles oratours, le priour et couvent de vostre povre maison de Seint Jehan l'Evangeliste de Pountfreiyt [...]  7.2
( 1405 )  Plaise au roy [...] graunter et donner congié a voz povres et continueles oratoirs, les abbé et covent de Wynchecombe  380
oratrice  orer#1  orour 
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