orites (s.xii1/3)

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orites (s.xii1/3)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: ; Gdf: 5,640a orite; GdfC: ; TL: 6,1285 orite; DEAF:  orite; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED:  orites n.; DMLBS: 2056c oritis ]
orytes,  orite  

The word translates Latin oritis, which in itself is derived from Greek ὀρειτης. The precise nature of this particular stone is unknown. The form without an -s, found in some attestations (and given as the headword in GDF and TL) is an un-etymological attempt to form a singular.


1lapid.oritis, unidentified dark-coloured precious stone
( s.xii1/3; MS: s.xiiex )  Orytes sunt de treis manieres: Mult i a preciuses pieres [...]. L'une valt mult [...]. Altre i a ki [...]. La tierce orite est merveilluse  61.789 and 803
( s.xiii1/3; MS: s.xiiiex )  Orites est de neyre culur ky tret a culur d'or  134.XXX.1
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