orfevre (s.xii1/3)

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orfevre (s.xii1/3)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 3,342a faber; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,240c orfevre; TL: 6,1249 orfèvre; DEAF:  orfevre; DMF:  orfèvre; TLF:  orfèvre; OED:  orfever n.; MED:  orfevre n.; DMLBS: 163b aurifaber ]
horfevere,  orefeevre,  orefevre,  orefevere;  orfeevre,  orfever,  orfevere,  orfeverer,  orffevre,  orfievre;  orphever,  orphevere; 
pl. orffeveris,  orfeure orfevre?; 
pl. orfeve  

The ‘deviant’ form orfeure, as found, for example, in Stats i 312.iv, is likely to be an editorial misreading of orfevre. However, the variant form orfeur sub orfeour, suggests that both forms may have existed.

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1occupationmetalmerch.goldsmith, artisan who fashions gold into small articles, jewellery, decorations, etc. and offers them for sale
( s.xii1/3; MS: s.xiiex )  Blanche est la pere [...]. Li orfevres en lur mester Od l’or la funt pur esclairer  234.919
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  un anel, Gros, d'or quit melekin: des le tens Daniel Fud forgié, si.l forga li orfievre Marcel  561
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xivin )  Donc fist a orfevers bons Li reis faire deus dragons De fin or  6002
( MS: s.xiii1 )  aurifaber: horfevere  ii 106.169
( 1343 )  [...] qe orefeevres et autres [...] qe se conussent mieltz en billioun d'or [...] soient fait venir [...]  ii 137
( 1390-1412; MS: s.xv1 )  Dreu Barentyne, orefevere de la citee de Lond[res]  265.3
( 1415-16 )  [...] et sur ceo est resseyvé au dit cumpanye et issint en le Guyldehalle come orphever entré et resseyvé  370
fevere#2  or#1  orfeour  orferie  orfevresse  orfevrie 
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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