ouche (1376)

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ouche (1376)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 16,604b *nuska; Gdf: 5,506a noche; GdfC: ; TL: 6,827 nosche; DEAF: ; DMF:  noche 2; TLF: ; OED:  ouche n.; MED:  nouche n.; DMLBS: ]
uche,  onche ouche  

This word is derived from (and synonymous with) nusche, with the initial n- aglutinated by the indefinite article (un nouche became un ouche) ; see OED ouche n. This process of metanalysis appears to be unique to the Anglo-Norman (and English) word(s).

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1jewel.costumeouche, ornamental clasp or buckle (usually with mounted gems)
( 1376 )  oept barres de perles, en chescun barre douze grosses perles, un grand onche (l. ouche) d'or, ove un cerff blanc dedeinz un park poudre de pareye en mylie  iii 1056
( 1406 )  qe nulle vadlet appellé yoman use ouche, ou bedes d'or, ne dorrez  iii 593
( 1436 )  uche de or oveque .i. grant perle par le myluy, environee de .ij. saffiers et .vj. rubyes  102
nusche 
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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