ostelment (1321)

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ostelment (1321)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 4,493b hospitalis; Gdf: 4,504a hostelement; GdfC: ; TL: 6,1371 ostelement; DEAF:  ostal (ostelement); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
hostellement,  hostelment  

The word, not listed in DMF, is somewhat problematic because of its formal similarity to ustilement. Ultimately, two of the three attestations (Actes privés and Reg Chich) may also be interpreted as ‘equipment, furnishings’, and, if so, belong to ustilement. However, the term ostelement, as belonging to the oste1 word family, is genuine too, even if only on the strength of the Gower citation.


1lodgings, place to stay (for a guest)
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  Il covient necessairement Q'enfern te donne hostellement, U ton corous ert infinit  5123
archit.livestockstable, place to keep animals (?)
( 1321 )  le dit Johan Herberd dorreit un mees e la quarte partie d'une vergee de terre a tenir a son dit filz [...] ensemblement ové une jumante, un boef, une vache [...] vynt berbitz, ostelmentz, sicom est avant dit  207
2domestichousehold, domestic establishment (of a manor) (?)
( 1415 )  je devise a Margarete, ma treschiere compaigne, tut mon hostelment et necessaries d'ostiell, c'est a dire juelx, hanapes d'argent et vessell d'argent, naperie et toutes autres choses appurtenantz al sale et al chamber et al chapelle et a toutz autres mesons d'office deins le manoir de Barsham  iii 406.19
oste#1  ostage#2  ostel  ostelage  ostelein  osteler#1  osteler#2  ostelere  ostelerie  ostelet#1  oster#2  osterie  ostesse 
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