oreillaunce (1268)

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oreillaunce (1268)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: *25,988b auricula; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  oreille (oreillance); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
orillaunce  

Its absence from any of the other dictionaries suggests that the word may have been an ad-hoc creation for one of the allegorical personifications, possibly even as a misreading of a present participle.

s.

1lang.whispering (in one's ear) (?)
( 1268; MS: c.1300 )  Ceo (=daughters of Envy) sunt [...] damesoyle Grundilante E sa compaine Mal Oreillante (vars. Oreillaunce (Y)MS: s.xiii4/4; Orillaunce)  3124 (var.)
oreille  oreillé  oreiller#1  oreiller#2  oreillere#1  oreillete#1  oreillete#2  oreillier  oreilloun#1  oreilloun#2 
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