oreillier (s.xii)

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oreillier (s.xii)

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[ FEW: 25,993b auricula; Gdf: 5,638c orilhier; GdfC: 10,240b oreiller; TL: 6,1237 oreillier 3; DEAF:  oreille (oreillier 3); DMF:  oreiller 1; TLF:  oreiller; OED:  oreille n.; MED:  oriler n.; DMLBS: 163b auricularium ]
orailler,  orayller;  oreiler,  oreiller,  oreillere;  oreler,  orelir,  oreyler,  oriler,  orilier,  oriller,  orillier;  orreillier;  orrillier;  oryler,  horieler,  orirel  ii 83.64 orler  ii 48 ortaillere, 
pl. oreleis  iv 230.695 and 696
pl. orireis  ii 137.55  

Although originally the word must have referred to a pillow on which to rest the head, it seems to have evolved in sense to any type of cushion, and to have acquired specific medical and heraldic uses.

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1domesticpillow, bolster
( MS: s.xii ) cervical: oreiler  i 21
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Sil (=a letter) mist desus sun oriller Ke tuz le pussent esgarder  2605
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  Desuz le chef li mist l'oriler  192.114
( c.1275; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Un oryler fu mys de plume Desuz sun chef  1966
( MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Foilles de saus et de popler Mete en le sac de son orilier  154.156
( MS: s.xiiiex )  plumacium: orelir  ii 167
( c.1300; MS: s.xivm )  Jacob vint [a] Jerusalem el vesperee E dehors la cité il est cochiee. Plenté out de peres; une pere prist, Cele suth sa teste pur oreler mist  930
domesticdecor.(ornamental) cushion, rest
( 1307-08 )  Pour un orillier, a mettre dessus le messel, de drap d'or de Turquie  519
med.pharm.pad, pledget
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Metez .i. orreillier par desus (=the suture) qui espresse la porreture (=of a wound) aval  i 139.xv
herald.(lozenge-shaped) cushion (as an armorial bearing)
( c.1253; MS: 1586 )  Maheu de Redmain de goules a trois horielers d'or  159
( MS: c.1334 )  Monsire Robert de Norton, d'argent a un cheveron et troiz ortailleres de sable  4 m. 5
oreille  oreillaunce  oreillé  oreiller#1  oreiller#2  oreillere#1  oreillete#1  oreillete#2  oreilloun#1  oreilloun#2 
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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